An ambitious authorial / directorial debut from the 24-year-archaic Welsh actor Craig Roberts, this teenager comedy starts upon a whimsical note unaccompanied to darken considerably and overload itself somewhat as it goes. Roberts gives a winningly low-key, deadpan outlook of view as the titular Jim, a 17-year-pass schoolboy following absolutely nothing to lose in the popularity stakes. Hes inspired to every marginal his viewpoint and personal presentation by a added neighbour, the ice-cool, foulmouthed American Dean but later did a rub totaling friend who promises to transform a nerd into a ladykiller ever direction out to be a agreeable situation in the movies? The establishment scenes have a gorgeous, mannered awkwardness that recalls a lot of peak-notch kid-focused indies, including Gregorys Girl, Son of Rambow, and Roberts own breakout as an actor, Richard Ayoades Submarine. As close as it is going on for alienated-adolescent clichs, this portion of the film plus boasts a omnipotent few giggle-out-deafening lines and moments of poignancy.