A taste of the British "Kitchen Sink" school at its best. Honest depiction of life in the British working class with an offbeat treatment, superb acting, realistic direction, and a complex script.
Tushingham plays a 17-year-old who lives with her promiscuous, alcoholic mother, Bryan, in various furnished rooms Tushingham is gawky, not terribly attractive, and desperate to be held. On holiday in Blackpool, she wanders around the docks and meets Danquah, a black sailor on a brief shore leave.
She sleeps with him. On returning home, she discovers that her mother has impusively married current boyfriend Stephens; the girl is to be left on her own. She secures employ...