My Name Is Leon



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Olivia Williams as Sylvia
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Christopher Eccleston as Mr. Devlin
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Lenny Henry as Mr. Johnson
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Monica Dolan as Maureen
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820.34 MB
English 2.0
50 fps
1 hr 28 min
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English 2.0
50 fps
1 hr 28 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tmccheyne9 / 10

Definitely worth watching.

The acting is brilliant esp by the lad playing Leon. I felt his emotions so keenly. Having lived, and also worked some time in a children's home it brings sad memories of times in the 70s and 80s.

Young children confused and lost in a system and feeling that they are being punished for the mistakes of their parents.

Reviewed by paul2001sw-17 / 10

More sensitive than sophisticated

One can read a lot about the bureaucracy associated with adoption these days; but at least modern policy is child-centric, and hopefully less racist than it was in the past. Based on a novel by Kit de Wal, 'My Name is Leon' is at its best when it shows how hard, in less enlightened times, the old way of doing things could be on children at a point in their lives when they most needed support; and slightly clumsier as it explore themes of racial awareness and, in a slightly rose-tinted ending, inter-racial understanding. Although the Handsworth riots feature in the background, a bigger story never quite coaleseces. But the more personal tale is powerful and, in places, heartbreaking.

Reviewed by janetpreece9 / 10

Well worth watching.

A story about belonging...70's social issues, still current fifty years on, sadly: the foster care system, separating siblings and the ensuing loss and grief; postnatal depression and the woes of inadequate treatment; racial marginalisation and tensions all seen through the eyes of a 9 year old boy. Well-balanced by the warmth of a good foster cater, community spirit and hope. A lovely, heartfelt depiction: had to shed a tear or two. Great cast: Cole Martin's (Leon) performance was brilliant.

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