A Monster Calls hardly monstrous at all
Director: J.A. Bayona (The Impossible)
Branching out for a life lesson
Those who cherish the book will be relieved to learn the movie version does not mess about with the core premise : it is hard enough growing up, let alone doing so when life is doing its utmost to grind you down.
Such is the tough going experienced daily by 12-year-old Conor (Lewis McDougall), a smart, sensitive and artistically inclined young lad.
However, it is what happens to Conor of a night that is of the utmost importance to A Monster Calls.
Come 12.07am ea…
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