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Eden Lake (2008)

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Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences.

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James Watkins

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James Watkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Reilly ... Jenny
Michael Fassbender ... Steve
Tara Ellis Tara Ellis ... Abi
Jack O'Connell ... Brett
Finn Atkins ... Paige
Jumayn Hunter ... Mark
Thomas Turgoose ... Cooper
James Burrows James Burrows ... Harry
Tom Gill Tom Gill ... Ricky (as Thomas Gill)
Lorraine Bruce ... Tanya
Shaun Dooley ... Jon
James Gandhi James Gandhi ... Adam
Bronson Webb ... Reece
Lorraine Stanley ... Nat
Rachel Gleaves Rachel Gleaves ... Mel
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Storyline

Nursery teacher Jenny and her boyfriend Steve, escape for a romantic weekend away. Steve, planning to propose, has found an idyllic setting: a remote lake enclosed by woodlands and seemingly deserted. The couple's peace is shattered when a gang of obnoxious kids encircles their campsite. Reveling in provoking the adults, the gang steals the couple's belongings and vandalizes their car leaving them completely stranded. When Steve confronts them, tempers flare and he suffers a shocking and violent attack. Fleeing for help, Jenny is subject to a brutal and relentless game of cat-and-mouse as she desperately tries to evade her young pursuers and find her way out of the woods. Written by Pathe International

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, pervasive language, some nudity and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Little Terrors See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,824, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:

$7,321

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,984,669
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Dolby Digital | DTS (5.1)

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Color (DeLuxe)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shaun Dooley, who played Jon in this movie, has some experience with disruptive teens. He starred as Greg in the BBC drama Misfits: Episode #3.8 (2011) See more »

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When Jenny is carrying the injured Steve through the forest, he is to her right. Then an aerial shot follows, where he is to her left. In the next shot, he is to her right again. See more »

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Brett: Follow the blood!
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

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Disappointing
23 February 2009 | by mills-samSee all my reviews

Alright this first little paragraph isn't about the movie but it's still worth a read. Right, so every now and then my dad tells me that one of his work mates have lent him a DVD. I start to sigh (I sigh because the films he borrows are usually terrible) and somehow I get stuck watching them with him. So recently the idea came into my head that I should 'IMDB' movies first before I watch them and if the film gets 7stars or higher I'll watch it. Somehow this film got 7! So this prompted me to write this review and if more people did this we would have a more accurate reviewing system.

So the problem about this movie is that it was greatly predictable. If you like these types of movies then go for it, but in my opinion it's an hour and a half of your life wasted what your not gonna get back. We watched the first 20 minutes and let it off at some bits what you think wouldn't happen, but then it carries on and gets worse. Me and my dad usually give films two chances before we take them out of the player. It's an epic unrealistic movie.

For some reason the guy seems to act like Ned Flanders and takes loads of crap off the teenagers who he encounters at the beach. Later on he takes even more abuse off them and his girl friend doesn't back him up at all. The teenagers are about 13 and maybe one or two are 16. This film is so annoying because you keep thinking what you'd do in that sort of situation and the film makes the lead guy way to forgiving for his own good. Actually even Ned Flanders would lose patience with them.

Me and my dad lost patience with the film and took it out after about three quarters of an hour. It left us feeling angry and annoyed. I'm glad we didn't watch the end because it was most probably disappointing. The film had great camera footage and decent acting, but it still wasn't enough to save it. Unfortunately it had a weak story line which was full of holes. Maybe I'm a harsh critic but this film is seriously not worth watching.


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