Kylie Minogue at The Kid première

Kylie Minogue attended the première of The Kid last night as part of her role as NSPCC ambassador.

The Kid, starring Rupert Friend (Kiera Knightly‘s boyfriend and star of The Young Victoria) is based on the memoir by Kevin Lewis.

Directed by Nick Moran, known for his role in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, it documents Kevin’s life as he suffered at the hands of an abusive mother.

The casting of his mother, Gloria, played by Natascha McElhone has raised a few eyebrows, as some have questioned the believability of McElhone playing a horrible woman with fake teeth considering she is widely thought of as an extremely beautiful woman.

We follow Kevin as he is taken into care, bullied, becomes part of the criminal underworld and then manages to come out on top as an international bestseller.

Ioan Gruffudd, David O’Hara and James Fox also star in the film that is released in UK cinemas today.

Judging by the trailer this looks like a bit of a tearjerker and there are some violent scenes that may make you squirm. Sound like your cup of tea?

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