Young Adam

Young Adam

DVD - 2004 | Widescreen version.
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The film focuses on Joe, a young drifter who finds work on a barge owned by Les and Ella. They happen upon the corpse of a young woman floating in the water and it is evident Joe knows more that he will admit. Meanwhile, Joe and Ella have an affair.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, c2004.
Edition: Widescreen version.
ISBN: 9781404952034
Branch Call Number: YOUNG
Characteristics: 1 DVD (97 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Jul 13, 2020

The main men are Joe and Les. There is no Adam character mentioned directly or indirectly in this erotic period drama about a drifter working as a laborer in coal barges along Union Canals in the 1950s, based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Alexander Trocchi. Guess it is time to hunt down Tocchi's novel for comparison. Like the saying goes: "You don't know Joe from Adam, and, yes indeed, you do not know him at all."

Another film comes to mind which is more violent but less sexual scenes: The Killer Inside Me - 2010 with, Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, and Kate Hudson, based on Jim Thompson's 1952 novel.

Dec 23, 2015

Ewan McGregor plays a self-centered man who uses people and is despicable. Well acted but awful movie.

Sep 30, 2013

really awful. not much plot. lots of sex……..

Sep 10, 2013

This is a pretty well acted and directed drama from Scotland. However, the downside is the main character Joe, played by Ewan McGregor, is simply not a very likeable guy. Plenty of nudity and sex scenes here, and the plot involving a drown girl is intriguing. Worth a watch if you don't mind the lack of a proper closure at the end.

voisjoe1 Jan 22, 2012

Warning - One of those rare NC-17 films. Ewan McGregor plays a man seemingly without constraints. Bleak drama to the extreme. There is no Hollywood ending to make the audience happy. The title, "Young Adam" must be some kind of joke.

Oct 14, 2010

Unapologetic character study of a narcissistic young man.


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Dec 21, 2011

tdg thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 18 and 18


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Sep 10, 2013

Sexual Content: Plenty of nudity and love making scenes here, including one approaching rape. 18 and over only.


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Jul 13, 2020

Think of me when you look at yourself. With undying love,
I'm sorry, Les. It just happened. There's nothing personal against you.
We were flatmate but I don't know I recently moved in so... We were friendly rather than friends.
Are you sorry?
-Fat lot of good that would do.
One of your girlfriends?
- Yes, she died.
You still carry her photo.
-Yes, I don't know why. I should have get rid of it long time ago
Of cause you should. The dead can't count for himself.
The murder is not proved yet.
- What do you mean?
They didn't prove that it was. They know that a woman don't get undressed for nothing.
I'm sorry.
-What are you sorry about? It happened. We ran our course.


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