A joyful comedy bubbling with hope, SCRAPPER is the incredible debut feature from Charlotte Regan. It's said that it takes a village to raise a child, but 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) has other ideas. Living alone since her beloved mum died, Georgie fills the flat they shared with her own special magic. But when her absent father Jason (Harris Dickinson) turns up out of the blue, she's forced to confront reality. A dreamy, witty, and unmissable tale of family and fresh starts, SCRAPPER is a film that believes life's not so much about chasing rainbows but snatching fistfuls in both hands.
Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, SCRAPPER is full of spirit, humor, and formal inventiveness that sets it apart from much of British working-class cinema. Dickinson and remarkable newcomer Campbell imbue irresistible charm into this moving and frequently hilarious story of two emotionally tangled people.
NR, 1h 24m.
"A masterclass in playful, imaginative storytelling." – WeLoveCinema
"SCRAPPER, which seeks to parse through the fears felt in grief, change, and maturation, is full of rare heart, a spunky embrace of ambitious empathy." – RogerEbert.com
"Watching these two mutually suspicious strangers stumble toward forming a family makes SCRAPPER an invigorating treat, like finding wild flowers bursting out of broken pavement." – Wall Street Journal
"SCRAPPER is just one of those sweet, funny films that takes pleasure in the wonder of youth, with really tight, honest writing that is unexpected and fun." – Chicago Reader
"A singular portrait of a girl full of verve and personality. An astonishing feature debut from Charlotte Regan, with a film as cheeky and imaginative, as pleasantly messy and chaotic, as its heroine." – Flick Filosopher