Just Jim

Synopsis: A Welsh teenager will become the cool kid of the town if a deal is made with his new American neighbour.
Director(s): Craig Roberts
  1 win & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
84 min

(Door opening)

(Man whistling)

(Footsteps approaching)

(Lighter clicking on)

(Lit cigarette crackling)

(Slow exhale)

(Footsteps retreating)

(Lighter clicking)

(Shouting and laughter)

(Blows whistle)

(Class falls silent)

Who here can win this country run'!



(Headmaster) John?

Yeah, I can.

(Headmaster) I can what'?

Win the run.

(Class bursts out laughing)



(Computer game sound effects)

- Have you got a lighter?

- No.

- Are you Roger's brother'?

- No.

Are you Roger?

No, I'm... I'm Jim.

(Answer machine beep)

'You have no new messages.'

(Mum) 'l couldn't be prouder.'

The first family member

to go to university.

Er, eye contact

or it's eight years of bad sex.

That's impossible, I'm afraid.

You're not getting it,

not until you sort the front garden.

Great, now I know

when you'll be having it.

He's so miserable,

I think he's sick.

- F*ck you.

- Oi.


ls that yours'?

- It's Jackie's.

- What, little Jackie Taylor'!

- She smokes.

- Why do you have it'?

Because, Michelle...

we're together.

Double celebration, then.

Yeah, I guess it is.

Where's the glasses'! I think you'd better

pour me one of those champagnes.

He's lying. I saw her

hanging oui with Michael.

No, you didn't.

She's wrong.

Michelle's a weird fucking name anyway.


Boring, isn't it'?

Off on my long walk again.

Go on my walk three times a week now.

Keeps me busy.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday.

Today's Saturday.

Yeah, copy that, Clive.

Reminds me of being

in the army up here.

I was a parachuter, yeah?

I could parachute off this.

Or I could jump without the parachute.

Yeah, copy that, Clive.

(Bell rings)

(Bell rings)


What's happening, shit pants?

(All laugh)

(Class falls silent)

We've got to win this country run.

Things are just shit.

My life is one big pile of shit.

Tonight's screening

of The Piper's Revenge

starring Hayden Hayden

and Johnny Wool...


Will run at 92 minutes.


(Projector whirs)

(Film soundtrack)

- 'We've lost the Piper.'

- 'What do you mean, you lost him?'

'He escaped last night, boss.

No evidence of him getting oui.

- 'It's like he disappeared.'

- 'You better find him.'

'Boys reckon he's headed

back to Pennsylvania.

- 'Don't worry, boss. I got this.'

- 'No way. It's too dangerous.

'We need to send

somebody desperate.


'You're rehired. Welcome back.

'We got a job for you.'

(Newsreader) 'It's a year today since

he massacred those innocent children.

'Authorities are warning people

to stay inside.

'The Piper is said to be mid 20s

and look just like one of us.'

(Dog continues panting)

(Dog Whimpers)

(Lawnmower whirring)

All right'!

Hey, Cliff.

What you been up to?

Just thinking, mainly.

Listen, Jim, I hope you don't mind,

but I think me and Jackie are dating.

No. Why would I mind? It's fine.

I don't know.

I always thought you liked her.

No, you've got that wrong.

Er, I'm into older chicks now.

Oh nice.

Also, could I have my Nintendo back'?

No. My mum chucked it out.

(Horn beeps)

- Right.

- Cliff.

Get in.

- Will you help me find him'!

- Sorry, man. I have to go.

(Leon) See you later, shit dick!



(Clock ticking)





(Front door opens)


(Dialogue indistinct)

Look after yourself, won't you?

I love you so much.

(Mum sobbing)


- Do you guys have any friends?

- Yeah, your mum has a few. Why'?

I don't know. You just...

Jim, you need to try and make the effort

to hang out with the other kids.

Sol put him in a headlock

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Craig Roberts

Craig Haydn Roberts (born 21 January 1991) is a Welsh actor, writer and director. He is best known for his lead roles as Oliver Tate in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Submarine (2010), David Meyers in the series Red Oaks (2014–2017), and for playing Rio in the television series The Story of Tracy Beaker (2004–2005). more…

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