Name: The End of the F***ing World.
Year: 2017.
Creator: Jonathan Entwistle.
Cast: Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden.
Based of: The End of the Fucking World by Charles S. Forsman.
Summary: James is 17 and is pretty sure he is a psychopath. Alyssa, also 17, is the cool and moody new girl at school. The pair make a connection and she persuades him to embark on a road trip in search of her real father. (IMDb).

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The End of the F***ing World art.

In Spanish we say: “De la tragedia viene la comedia”, it translates as “From tragedy comes comedy” but I am not sure if native English speakers use that; thing is when you think about it, it’s true and The End of the F***ing World is a perfect example. What’s left when misfortune has striked? Might as well laugh about it.

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Jessica Barden as Alyssa.

Even if is listed as a comedy, it has a very deep meaning with its indie tone to it with a beautifully worked photography and, strange enough, a lighthearted dark sense of humor. Yet, viewer discretion is advised but then again is a dark comedy so you can’t walk into it expecting something not triggering.

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Alex Lawther as James.

The storyline is enough to make you curious but the easy going performance of the actors is what hooks you. Alex Lawther as James gives away such a multi-faceted character with a nice development as well as Jessica Barden as Alyssa with a really smooth performance that doesn’t feels forced.
Both characters are quite complex yet relatable; volatile teens who are more than just that and, at times, with some quirky ways but really smart about important topics and, indirectly, social issues.

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James and Alyssa edit.

From a personal stand, as a girl and a teenager, I can tell you how much I identified with Alyssa; having gone through a similar experience I can easily see where the anger and stong feelings come and to do that to the viwer is exactly what leaves a mark and makes the difference.

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Alyssa edit and quote.

The photography is so pleasing and the soundtrack is mindblowing, it works amazingly with every scene in various genres and is just such an awesome selection that I have to give a shoutout to Graham Coxon for such diamond.

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Jessica Barden as Alyssa and Alex Lawther as James.

If you haven’t seen The End of the F***ing World I don’t even know why you are reading this, go now! Episodes are no longer tan 30 minutes and you can easliy watch it in one night and do a review (like me haha) and tag me too, I encourage you. Do not avoid it for being “too mainstream” or so and enjoy it.

Rating: 5/5.

Fuck. This. Shit.

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