If there were ever a testament to the power of social media in film, Kids in Love is it. Paparazzi images of the set, bolstered by between-takes photos from the cast, have been circulating on the internet since virtually the moment it started filming. So, with no official clips from the film, it had already become one of summer’s buzziest movies. Now that the first trailer has been dispersed, it’s probably about to get a lot bigger.
The film follows Jack, played by Will Poulter, a recent graduate who decides to take a gap year to figure out what exactly he wants to do with his life before starting university. As he says, “I’m kind of hoping it turns into a gap life, really.” He falls in with a crowd of bohemians, and quite predictably falls for a girl, namely the free-spirited Evelyn, played by film progeny Alma Jodorowsky. Of course, there’s an obstacle in his way: she has a boyfriend.
It’s too easy to tell whether director Chris Foggin’s debut film will differentiate itself from other coming-of-age love stories. But with a supporting cast filled with bright young stars, including Cara Delevingne, Jamie Blackley, Preston Thompson, and Sebastian De Souza, it’s safe to say that it’ll be entertaining, at the very least.