Friday Download Presents: Up All Night – Film Review

Date: 22 May 2015

Location: Vue Cinema

Costs: Varied

Rating: PG

Cast: Richard Wisker (Friday Download, Dani’s Castle), Shannon Flynn (Friday Download, Dani’s Castle), Dionne Bromfield (Friday Download) George Sear (Friday Download), Bobby Lockwood (Wolfblood)

Special Guests: Tyger Drew-Honey (Outnumbered), Louisa Connelly-Burnham (Wolfblood), Ethan Lawrence, The Vamps (band), Bars And Melody (Britain’s Got Talent Gold Buzzer 2014), David Mitchell (Comedian).

Description: Up All Night is about five presenters who have just finished recording a series of  their TV show (Friday Download) and they decide to go on a road trip together, they go to a camp site in their van, but then strange things start happening., and they decide to go to a more exotic location – they pick a spa – but then in an attempt to leave the camp site they drive into a ditch and get stuck. Luckily for them there’s a huge house which they go to for help, they are greeted by siblings Caleb (Tyger Drew-Honey) and Clara (Louisa Connelly-Burnham). They stay the night in the house but little do they know that it’s haunted, they try to leave half way through the night although that soon goes wrong and their stuck there for the rest of the night. The next day they find out that people are trying to demolish the siblings house and they decide to stay and help by throwing a massive music festival – FridayFest – where The Vamps and Bars And Melody perform.

My Thoughts: I had been waiting for this film to come out for a good two months and was very excited when I was finally seated in the cinema. I was very interested to see how they had turned reality into fiction and I think they pulled it off very well, it was a very exciting film that grabbed your attention and you could never guess what was going to happen next (or at least I couldn’t) so you were eager to find out. It was spooky and it was funny and silly (in a good way) and all the characters were really easy to relate to.

I have to give special credit to; Bobby Lockwood, who did an absolutely excellent job in his role – he had everyone laughing. Shannon Flynn, who was very good at playing the grumpy, non-enthusiastic character who always wanted to get her own way, very relatable in some characteristics. Louisa Connelly-Burnham who was amazing in her role in playing an old-fashioned person who wasn’t really down with 21st Century society I was really impressed with her performance from the start! And of course I have to give extra special credit to Richard Wisker who did not only do excellently well in his role, but he was also a very likeable, friendly, funny character and you couldn’t help loving his character. My judgement is probably a bit biased as Richard Wisker is my inspiration but I think everyone would agree that he did very well and you couldn’t help hoping everything turned out well for him. Of course the whole cast did brilliantly well and were all amazing but those people were the people that stood out most to me.

The quality of the film was very good, all the close-ups we really clear and nothing was blurred, it was really clear to see what was going on and the film itself was easy to understand but also compelling.

I would really suggest seeing this film when it comes out on DVD in October. It had a great summer-y atmosphere and something in it for everyone.

My Favourite Part:  There was a moment when Richard and Bobby were having an argument and Bobby said “Stop shouting!” and Richard replied “I’m not shoutin'” (whilst shouting) “Okay, I’m shouting!”. Seeing The Vamps and Richard Wisker on the big screen was also a definite high-light!


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