I remember seeing writer and director John Bormans earlier work, Hope and Glory many years ago. His story was about a young boy growing up in London in the blitz. In this follow up film, we get to meet Billy years later as he heads off to basic training for heading to Korea.
Here he gets up to mischief with his best mate Percy. The chaps next to me at the cinema chuckled a fair bit throughout, and shamefully I must admit to nodding off a bit mid way through. Damn those warm cinemas. Although I enjoyed the story, I felt it more suited to a Sunday night TV special than a movie theatre, it seemed more suited to a more intimate viewing experience to appreciate its romance and comedic moments. 3/5