Billy Elliot is a fantastic dancing and coming of age film. Jamie Bell shines as the lead.
Really, really great. Heartfelt without sacrificing conflict or difficult scenes.
over 6 years
Cute movie. Good story. Emotional at times, but sweet overall.
Diego García Morales
almost 8 years
Un niño que quiere bailar ballet y tiene un amigo joto, pero el no es joto. Maravilloso.
It's one of my most favorite movies. I like this kind of talented person's success story.
Billy Elliot is a 2000 British drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. Set in the fictional town of "Everington" in the real County Durham, UK, it stars Jamie Bell as 11-year-old Billy, an aspiring dancer, Gary Lewis as his coal miner father, Jamie Draven as Billy's older brother, and Julie Walters as his ballet teacher. In 2001, author Melvin Burgess was commissioned to write the novelisation of the film based on Lee Hall's screenplay. The story was adapted for the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005; it opened in Australia in 2007 and on Broadway in 2008.
When the film was released in the United States, the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an R rating due to "language". When released on video, it was re-cut to a PG-13 rating for "some thematic elements"; this version edited out many uses of profanity.
The film is set during the 1984–1985 UK miners' strike, and centres on the character of 11-year-old Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell), his...