• Publication date: June 1, 2011

Some people see life differently Hallam Foe: The bizarre life of a young boy

The seventeen year-old Hallam Foe is a weird teenager that misses his mother, who committed suicide, drowning in a lake nearby their house in Edinburgh after an overdose of sleeping pills.

The seventeen year-old Hallam Foe is a weird teenager that misses his mother, who committed suicide, drowning in a lake nearby their house in Edinburgh after an overdose of sleeping pills.

Hallam spends his spare time peeping at the locals and blames his stepmother Verity Foe, accusing her of killing his mother.

After a discussion with his father Julius Foe, Hallam sneaks out from his house and travels to Edinburgh, where he sees Kate Breck and becomes obsessed with her because of her resemblance to his mother.

Kate hires Hallam to work in the kitchen of the hotel where she works and they have a strange romance, while Hallam reaches his maturity the hardest way.

Hallam's adolescent fantasies soon blossom into an unlikely romance when, during an after-work function, Kate revealingly declares, "I like creepy guys."

Hallam tackles some rather unsettling psychological territory but the film is infused with enough light, comic touches and a playful atmosphere of magic realism to prevent it from edging toward dolorous melodrama.

This movie is rated R for strong sexual content and language.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 95 mins

Genre: Drama/ Romance/ Mystery

Starring:

Jamie Bell

Ruth Milne

John Paul Lawler

Claire Forlani

Lucy Holt

Directed by: David Mackenzie