Bad acting, cheap, low-budget looking, terrible cinematography, like its been filmed on a consumer video camera. Just bad. Some scenes, you just laugh at the shocking acting, despite the seriousness of the situation.
Twenty-two year old David has it all – he’s young, hot, and he’s just got into the prestigious dance school of his dreams. But he has a secret: for two years he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband, Jules. After an argument between the two lovers, David throws himself into a one-night stand with Sam, a casual encounter which fast becomes something much stronger. Unable to express his feelings to anyone, Jules is slowly driven mad by his secret desire for David, and jealous of his newfound, public relationship. When David’s sister, Jane, insists he brings his new boyfriend over for dinner, Jules snaps, revealing in turn a secret which none of them can ignore. Soft Lad is the directorial debut from Leon Lopez, an examination of lust, jealousy and their consequences in contemporary Liverpool.
Sorry it was like watching a gay plot line in Eastenders...
Soft lad is an important piece of work as it showcases talented actors, but more importantly addresses the new realities of homosexuality and HIV/AIDS in the modern era.
I gave this film a chance after reading the reviews, but I'm afraid I disagreed, story line was good but I feel the film was let down by the cheesy music in the background very channel 5 film!! Suzanne Collins acting skills and her inability to shed a tear,I feel she let the cast down but Jonny Labey was a great young actor and I will look out for him in other films,
I'm afraid I'll not be recommending this film as i would have rather but the money towards a bottle of wine 🍷 sorry guys!
This movie is unmistakably British in tone and character. It is raw yet sophisticatedly shot with intense drama and interesting characters. Its independent quality adds to its authenticity, proving that you don’t need a massive budget to produce a work of extreme heart and beauty. As writer, director and producer, Lopez clearly is the real deal.
Top notch film. Brilliant acting, writing and directing. Take the time to get a sense of what it's like to be in someone else's shoes and see where courage get you.
Great story & I guess a lot of this goes on in real life but we don't hear about it! Love the scene when Jane only has her apron on, beautiful girl & fit body! Great performances all round & the ending has you absolutely gripped!
Exceptional!! Definitely not to be missed!
A great debut from a promising director. Well done.
Fantastic!! 5 stars!!!
What an amazing film that rings true to this day & age, with a superb cast and great cinematography. Must see!
What an amazing, gritty British film. Very touching, loved it!
Great story, great acting, absolutely fell in love with this film. Laura Ainsworth especially blew me away can’t wait to see more from her in the future. Kudos to the director, did a great job! 5*
Great acting, Great story, Amazing Film.
Despite its low budget, this is a powerful, well-written and beautifully acted film. There’s a rawness, and yet at the same time a real heart beating at its centre, which is both heartwarming and heartbreaking. And there’s a human tragedy at its centre, too, which is Shakespearean in scope. Many low budget gay-themed films (and there is plenty here for straight audiences to enjoy and identify with) can be disappointing. But like Weekend before it (though they are very different films) this soars with ambition and humanity. Highly recommended.
This is an amazing film showing real life issues. Script and actors show it brilliantly- well done to all involved a great piece of work by Leon Lopez and look forward to seeing more from him