Billy Elliot (2000)

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Billy Elliot (2000)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Music
  • Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Cast: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Gary Lewis

Storyline:

County Durham, during the endless, violent 1984 strike against the Thatcher closure of British coal mines. Widower Jackie Elliot and his firstborn, fellow miner Tony, take a dim view of 11 year-old second son Billy’s poor record in boxing class, which worsens when they discover he sneakily transferred to the neighboring, otherwise girls-only-attended ballet class. Only one schoolmate, closet-gay Michael Caffrey, encourages Billy’s desire, aroused by the teacher, who judged him talented enough for private lesson, to train and try out for the world-renowned Royal Ballet audition. Only the prospect of a fancy career unimagined in the pauper quarter may twist pa and big brother’s opposition to indispensable support.

One review

  • “Billy Elliot” took me by surprise. It’s well acted and well written, and it had a perfect ending, having everything come together. Also, It’s a story that has everything in it. Jamie Bell is awesome in the title role, and the rest of the cast is equally excellent. This one is a must-see for everyone and a wonderful feel-good movie!

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