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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

And When Did You Last See Your Father? (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 4 July 2008 (USA)
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director:

Anand Tucker

Writers:

David Nicholls (screenplay), Blake Morrison (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson ... Blake (Child)
Jim Broadbent ... Arthur
Juliet Stevenson ... Kim
Alannah Barlow Alannah Barlow ... Gillian (Child)
Chris Middleton Chris Middleton ... Racing Steward (as Christopher Middleton)
Colin Firth ... Blake
Gina McKee ... Kathy
Elliot Avery Elliot Avery ... Peter
Rhiannon Howden Rhiannon Howden ... Sophie
Tom Butcher ... Dr. Taggart
Claire Skinner ... Gillian
Sarah Lancashire ... Beaty
Naomi Allisstone Naomi Allisstone ... Josie
Matthew Beard ... Blake (Teen)
Tara Berwin ... Gillian (Teen)
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Storyline

The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when Arthur is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A parent and a child. The past and the present. Memories and secrets. Can you know someone for a lifetime.... and not know them at all? The life of a father. Through the journey of a son. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Did You Last See Your Father? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,210, 8 June 2008

Gross USA:

$1,071,240
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Matthew Beard wore brown coloured contact lenses in order to look more like Colin Firth. See more »

Quotes

Arthur Morrison: [inside a car in a desert beach] Time you learn to drive.
Young Blake Morrison: What? Here?
Arthur Morrison: Well, at least here there's no one for you to smash into!
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I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore
Words & Music by Pam Sawyer and Laurie Burton
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of Rhino Records
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It's Not Called "Gimmickery": It's Called "Craft"
20 December 2007 | by heckchapSee all my reviews

I'm astonished by the miserable so-and-sos above who complain about the "overdone production" on this movie.

Anand Tucker and his crew have taken obvious pains to elevate a conventional story into a visual tone poem. Every shot shines with polish, care, and attention. If it said "A Ridley Scott Movie" at the beginning, the reviews would read "Scott brings his usual visual excellence to bear."

A terrific little movie, elevated out of its class, with nice performances (I especially enjoyed the underused Gina McKee, who is practically luminous in every scene).

Now, the rest of you get back to watching and praising the drab and visually tedious kitchen sink junk that the British film industry does "so" well...


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