Love and regret. Cold weather and hot drama. The 2003 Scottish film "Young Adam" stars some of the finest actors working today Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Emily Mortimer, and Peter Mullan. Based on a novel by Alexander Trocchi, "Young Adam" is a study in character, mood, and psychology of its well defined characters.
Taking place in 1950's
As we find out Joe is really not that good of a person, but he is not really all that bad either. We also find out what has been haunting him, and there are things he could do to set the record straight, but does he risk his own life to do it? All of the characters are tortured souls in one way or another, making their way through life like a slow rolling fog. All of the acting if magnificent, especially by the women. Nothing is held back and their fearlessness makes a huge impact.
"Young Adam" is rated the dreaded NC-17 for explicit sex and nudity, but its not done in a gratuitous or exploitive way. Don't let the rating discourage you from seeing this truly great film. Search it out tonight!