Billy Elliot

This hard-knocks coming-of-age story could easily have become mired in treacly cliches. But writer Lee Hall and director Stephen Daldy transform the material into an exhilarating, funny and deeply sad story of growing pains that works on two levels; it's a feel-good story that quietly undermines the notion of gain without loss. 1984, Northern England: Adolescent...read more

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  • Released: 2000
  • Rating: R
  • Review: This hard-knocks coming-of-age story could easily have become mired in treacly cliches. But writer Lee Hall and director Stephen Daldy transform the material into an exhilarating, funny and deeply sad story of growing pains that works on two levels; it's… (more)

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