Diligently working to prove their worthiness to themselves and their peers can be a challenge for any teen. But also having to demonstrate the integrity and quality of the school team they play on to their whole country can be even more intimidating and difficult. That at-times harrowing experience is humbly and relatably highlighted in the new UK sports comedy, ‘The Bromley Boys.’ In honor of Artist Rights Distribution releasing the coming-of-age film in American theaters on August 19, ShockYa is premiering an exclusive clip from the movie.
‘The Bromley Boys’ was written by Warren Dudley, and directed by Steve Kelly. The comedy stars ‘Game of Thrones’ actor Brenock O’Connor, as well as Alan Davies, Martin McCutcheon, Jamie Foreman, Gareth Hale, Savannah Baker and Ross Anderson.
Based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Dave Roberts, ‘The Bromley Boys’ recounts the author’s successes and troubles as he supported the worst soccer team in Britain at the time. Roberts, who’s played by O’Connor, is a loner who’s in love with soccer, or as the UK calls it, football. But he also finds it hard to fit in at school, and he longs to be accepted into the inner sanctum of Bromley FC’s most loyal fans. As he eventually befriends three older fans, he must lead the way in forcing current team manager Dick Ellis (Hale) out. While enforcing a bungled one-man protest, Dave meets Ruby (Baker), the daughter of belligerent club Chairman Charlie McQueen (Foreman).