This is your holiday too Sweetheart; you can enjoy it.
No 17-year-old dreams of spending a week with their family in a British Seaside Holiday Park. For socially conscious AJ (Nell Barlow) planning a gap year trip to knit jumpers for elephants is much more appealing. Yet, she finds herself on a four-hour car journey to the Dorset coast with her mum Tina (Jo Hartley, THIS IS ENGLAND) and little sister Dayna. Her mum determined to spend quality time with her little sweetheart before she flies the nest.
Joined by pregnant sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino, LOKI), Lucy’s boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson, R WHO), AJ expects this to be ‘a week of hell’. That is, until she lays her eyes on the resident lifeguard Isla (Ella-Rae Smith) and is instantly infatuated.
Winner of the audience award at the Glasgow Film Festival and Best First Feature at Inside Out Toronto, Marley Morrison’s debut SWEETHEART captures the ups and downs of the quintessential British family holiday.