For AJ (Nell Barlow) planning a gap year trip to knit jumpers for elephants is much more appealing than spending a week with her family at a British Seaside Holiday Park. 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.
Met by older sister Lucy (Sophia di Martino, LOKI), and her boyfriend Steve (Samuel Anderson, DR 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 Marley Morrison’s debut SWEETHEART captures the ups and downs of the quintessential British family holiday.