“To all the Hip Hop and Rap heads out there! This is the movie you shouldn’t miss”.
VS is a movie about the UK rap battle scene, directed by Ed Lilly, co-written by him and Daniel Hayes. It may be a bit rough around the edges, and rough everywhere else as well, but it also has real urgency and storytelling punch, and the contests themselves are tremendously witty, inventive and exciting. If you’ve ever yearned for more literate film scripts, more intelligent verbal pyrotechnics, well … here you go.
It’s about a young white rapper who has issues with his mother, and naturally it may owe something to Curtis Hanson’s 8 Mile from 2003, starring Eminem. It is much less freighted with celebrity self-consciousness.
Here is a snippet of the from Connor Swindells Instagram Post:
Adam (Connor Swindells) is a young man who was put into foster care as a young by his teenage mum. He is always getting in trouble because of his explosive bad temper, and now his harassed case-worker, Terry (Nicholas Pinnock), gets him billeted with a new carer, Fiona (a gentle and sympathetic performance from Ruth Sheen). But this is in Southend, where he knows his mum, Lisa (Emily Taaffe), is working as a hairdresser.