This comedy-drama is “a colourful slice of nostalgia, delighting in the passion and possibilities of youth. In 1973 Los Angeles, a relationship develops between 15-year-old actor and waterbed entrepreneur Gary and mid-20s photographer’s assistant Alana, it’s a chaste romance, sweetly played by the two leads, which develops through a series of exquisite set-pieces – none more so than the delivery of a bed to notoriously furious Hollywood producer Jon Peters (a hilarious Bradley Cooper cameo)” . (The Guardian). The soundtrack places the film in the period featuring over 30 songs, from timeless pop classics to undiscovered gems from that era, including original versions by the like of Paul McCartney, Nina Simone and David Bowie.
Nominated for Best Film and Best Director at the Oscars and the British Acadamy of Film Awards, and Winner of Best Original Screenplay Award at the British Academy of Film Awards.
Awarded the full 5 stars by The Guardian