Directed by Bill Forsyth • 1980 • United Kingdom
Starring John Gordon Sinclair, Dee Hepburn, Clare Grogan
The breakout sophomore feature by Bill Forsyth is a lovably offbeat romantic comedy that brought renewed attention to the Scottish film industry. Gregory (John Gordon Sinclair) is an awkward, hormone-fueled teenager who has fallen hard for Dorothy (Dee Hepburn), the first female player on his school’s soccer team. A newcomer to the game of love, Gregory has no idea how to pursue the object of his affection and seeks advice from a most surprising source: his ten-year-old sister (Allison Forster). When he finally musters up the courage to ask Dorothy on a date, nothing turns out as expected. But, if you’re an eternal optimist like Gregory, things have a way of working out.