Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Learning to fly with SA's best-loved teen

Spud 3: Learning to Fly

Spud 3: Learning to Fly

Based on the best-selling novel by Durbanite John van de Ruit, and directed by John Barker, Spud 3: Learning to Fly continues the story of John 'Spud' Milton (Troye Sivan) and the antics of the Crazy 8 in all their glory.

We get a front row seat into the life of a perceptive teenager who, like most his age, struggles to keep his head above water. When he isn't trying to keep his straight A record, he's trying to impress his teachers on stage and on the sports' field to secure his scholarship for his last year at school. His last resort is to 'push for prefect', breaking a pact which tears the (seriously) Crazy 8 apart. All this while trying to find love and keep his parents' marriage from failing.

This third instalment introduces Casper Lee, a world famous South African YouTuber, as the annoying, yet hilarious 'Garlic' from Malawi. This young actor has a promising future in film. We can't imagine anyone else taking on the role of Garlic! John Cleese is back as The Gov, promising more endearing moments, however insane they may seem, from the much-loved English teacher.

Peppered with unique, proudly South African humour, Spud 3: Learning to Fly is a roller-coaster ride of laughs and tears from beginning to end, but mostly good ol' belly chuckles and much insanity. It's a story to which we can all relate, as we try to remain level-headed in a seemingly chaotic world where the pressure to stand out grows to beyond what we think we can handle.

Due to hit SA cinemas on 28 November 2014, Spud 3: Learning to Fly is a definite must-see for all!

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 Review by Andrea Vermaak

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