Beats (2019)

Beats, based on Kieran Hurley’s play; of the same name, and Co-written and directed by Brian Welsh (Black Mirror: The Entire History of You) tells the story of two teenagers living in the mid ’90s in a poor suburb of Scotland. On the surface the plot is reminiscent of 2007’s Superbad: awkward teenagers attempting to make it to a party while facing lot of logistical and humours obstacles. However, just few minutes in, the film unfolds to a graceful coming-of-age story that has lot of fun scenes that mix with the sad realization that these friends are growing apart by the circumstances surrounding them.