‘Russell Tovey gives a knockout performance as a closeted soccer player in this absorbing screen adaptation of John Donnelly’s play’ – Variety
Adapted by John Donnelly from his own acclaimed play, The Pass stars Russell Tovey as a closeted soccer player in this absorbing film about the destructive effect of homophobia in sport. Nineteen- year-old Jason and Ade have been football prodigies since they were eight years old. While sharing a hotel room the night before their first Champions League match, they do everything we imagine footballers in hotel rooms do, wrestle, talk about girls and boast. And then Jason kisses Ade. The impact of this ‘pass' echoes through the next 10 years of both their lives: a decade of fame and failure, secrets and lies, in a sporting world where image is everything and telling the truth can be a step too far.