[…] The film follows the story of Jake (Colin Morgan), a young man, who arrives in Blackpool, the seaside town of his childhood. Harassed, confused and lost in his thoughts after the loss of his father, he walks around the beach reminiscing past family moments. The pain and drain are so heavy for him to confront, that he decides to end his life. That is when he unexpectedly meets a troubled girl (Kerrie Hayes) and saves her.
Colin Morgan’s austere yet powerful performance fills the film. You can feel his pain and despair even when he’s not speaking.
Morgan’s austere yet powerful performance fills the film. You can feel
his pain and despair even when he’s not speaking. But, despite the pain,
there is also hope here, and a positive message to be found. The
Laughing King shows us that our lives can change at any given moment. By
saving another person, Jake saved himself. So, when at times it all
seems as though it should come to an end, don’t give up. Perhaps it’s
just the beginning of something else – finding your place in this world
again, maybe even with the help of a chance encounter.