Steven (Bobby Barry) is rich with posh parents. Jake (Andrew Lee Potts)
is poor with a depressed Mum. The two boys escape their own worlds by talking computer talk and being quite odd!
Their class at school go on a ski trip and are all killed in an avalanche,
except Steven and Jake. Even their teacher (Ralph Brown also the writer) who spends time in intensive care - doesn't make
The boys are counciled at school (by Marianne Jean-Baptiste) but together
they forl a suicide pact. The next New Years day they would throw themselves off a cliff after performing another of seemingly
random tasks. But each have their own troubles and their own secrets.
This is a good film, despite what some critics say - If you're an angry
teen you know what Jake and Stephen are going through. Andrew's realism comes into play in a big way and it deserves more
than to be brushed off by critics.
Andrew breaks your heart several times when he's brought back to the real
world and still has Stephen trying to whisk him in to the fantasy he's living.
Supporting performances from Michael Kitchen, Anastasia Hille and
Sue Johnston allows both Andrew and Bobby Barry to shine.