This is the inspiring TRUE STORY of Kevin Lewis who grew up on a rough council estate, with his abusive parents – harrowing and very disturbing scenes! The film honestly portrays the way children were looked after by the social welfare system where a lot more should have been done to help. How do you survive when everything is stacked against you, at home, and at school?
This is his heartbreaking and inspiring true story. This isn’t meant to be a “pleasant” movie, it is very hard-hitting… and the violence will not be to all tastes – as it is based on a true story and therefore keeps closely to the narrative of the book. But, I do believe that it is worth seeing and hopefully you’ll get the pay-off of a feel-good factor at the end. Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken Council estate in London, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and ultimately abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as ‘The Kid’. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. A triumphant movie that inspires hope and life.