Billy Elliot (2000)

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


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.

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  • “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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