The Bromley Boys

The Bromley Boys
The Bromley Boys
Directed by Steve Kelly
Starring Martine McCutcheon, Alan Davies, Adam Deacon, Jamie Foreman, Tomi May, Ewen MacIntosh, Brenock O’Connor, Daniel Hill, Tom Owen, Lucy-Jane Quinlan, Mark Dymond and Mark Griffin
In UK Cinemas June 1st, 2018

by Bernie C Byrnes

The Bromley Boys is a true story about supporting Bromley FC through their worst ever season.

In the afterglow of England’s legendary ’66 World Cup victory, Dave Roberts, like many teenage boys, is football mad. However, instead of supporting Arsenal or Manchester United, Dave’s team of choice is Bromley Football Club – one of the last genuinely amateur football teams left, fighting for survival in the lowest non-league division.

After a strong start, The Bromley Boys is a let down. It is an enjoyable enough book. Unfortunately it is not an enjoyable film. The main offender is the interminable voiceover, which even a brilliant soundtrack can’t rescue. The humour doesn’t translate; the original text is doggedly rendered and the film tells instead of shows throughout.


One Response to “The Bromley Boys”

  1. Chris R. says:

    I have recently seen and written about this movie and loved it. Really loved it. Opinions eh!

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