Neds (2010) is a grim story of Scotland in the 1970s. It follow John McGill, first on entering high school and then in the later years of high school. John enters high school as an academic star but with a black mark against him as his brother has been expelled from the school. He commands some respect in the schoolyard because of his brother’s reputation. He manages to befriend some of the tough kids in school and join their gang.
The film is brutal and dark. It’s reasonably well done but the story is more depressing than interesting.