Cert: 12A Runtime: 90 mins Director: Jonny Owen Cast: Chris Coleman, Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, Ashley Williams, Joe Ledley, Wayne Hennessey, Hal Robson-Kanu, Neil Taylor and Jonny Williams
Don’t cross the fucking ball!
The summer of 2016 was a memorable one for any Welshman or woman. 58 years of waiting had culminated to a summer of hope and belief within the zombie nation. Football was on the fore front again and the names of Gatland and Warburton became second rate. Don’t Take Me Home is the cinematic documentary by Jonny Owen re-living those unforgettable 5 weeks in the Euros for Wales. Anyone probably reading this review will know what Wales achieved last summer, if you don’t well you were probably living under a rock. Don’t Take Me Home is a great reminder of Wales’s achievement in the Euros .
Bar my niece being born during this time, Wales in the Euros was the other highlight of last summer. It wasn’t a very insightful documentary. I expected a bit more detail and more flesh to the documentary. We have had a few documentaries on the subject all ready on television, Don’t Take Me Home has been the stand out so far. I wished that we had more of the story of the squad developing over the years too. Really it was the foundation of what happened this summer. It was fun to reminisce about the tournament. In time it will be great to watch it again in a few years. Some behind the scenes clips were great to see, but it lacked depth. A great re-cap of that monumental summer.