Long running hit CBBC kids show Friday Download gets the big screen treatment in action-packed comedy adventure Friday Download The Movie (Up All Night). This fun-filled spooky escapade featuring teen sensations The Vamps and Britain's Got Talent favourites Bars and Melody makes its way to DVD on 19th October 2015 from Great Point Media and Spirit Entertainment.
The plot sounds like an episode of Scooby Doo ! It's summer and the Friday Download gang Dionne Bromfield (goddaughter of Amy Winehouse), Richard Wisker, Shannon Flynn, George Sear and Bobby Lockwood, pack their bags and hit the road for a trip of a lifetime but things don't quite go to plan.
A mysterious power, beyond their control, plays havoc with their sat nav, the van gets totalled and soon they’re knocking on the door of Hill House, a creepy old mansion in the middle of nowhere where they encounter brother and sister Caleb (Tyger Drew Honey – Outnumbered) and Clara (Louisa Connolly Burnham – Wolfblood), who invite them to stay the night while they get their van repaired. But the strange pair are hiding something and after a night of ghostly goings on and an encounter with hapless policeman (David Mitchell – Peep Show), and ghost hunter (Ethan Lawrence – Bad Education), the team learn that the house is about to be knocked down. Can the gang save it from demolition with their plan for a special Friday Download music festival?
I have to admit, what sold it to us was the mention of The Vamps, as Sophie is a fan. We ended up getting drawn in by the movie itself though, with its fun storyline and silliness. It will appeal to teens and tweens but very young viewers might find certain scenes a bit scary, so make sure you watch it with them. I also loved the fact that it was filmed around Swansea so I kept looking out for places that I recognised from my student stomping ground ! It reminded us of a cross between Tracey Beaker, Ghostbusters and Scooby Doo with the added bonus of The Vamps being the icing on the cake, rather than the be-all-and-end-all that we expected.
Title: Friday Download The Movie Certificate: PG
Release Date: 19 October 2015 Cat No: SEL2047
Running Time: 94 mins approx. RRP: £15.99
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