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Scott and Sid review - self-absorbed vanity project | reviews, news & interviews

Scott and Sid review - self-absorbed vanity project

Scott and Sid review - self-absorbed vanity project

Two first-time writer/producer/directors make a movie about - well, themselves


Just watched the york premier and couldn’t disagree more with the review! The film portrayed both dark reality of what life is for many of our children today, contrasted with what you can achieve permitting you dare to believe, peppered with a fair few funny quips!

I was at the York premiere also, however must agree with the article above. It seemed overly exaggerated at every opportunity and to say it was based on a true story and then be told it's based 'loosely' for me loses a lot of its edge for the inspirational movie it is meant to be. Agreeably, I think there were some funny quips, and more positively, the dare to believe attitude and the aversion to formal education opens up a valid question that many sixth-formers should be wondering: Whether you really need a formal education to achieve the career path you want in life. What disappointed me most however was to sadly see a plainly dressed Scott and Sid then come out at the end of the film for a Q&A, where none of the audience members were allowed to ask the questions. Instead we heard about their grind of working 7 days a week, of how being a dream chaser involves buckling down 24/7 and not participating in social media "Instagram etc" and yet ironically we are then politely asked to follow their journey on Facebook, despite everything that the film was about! I am confused: Should I be viewing them on a pedestal for their dream chaser attitude, whilst I browse Facebook or am I meant to be inspired to complete my own list. I went hoping to be inspired by a Yorkshire-indie version of a 'Pursuit of Happyness' and yet left feeling like I've have just lined two guys' pockets.

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