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When Did You Last See Your Father?

3 Ratings: -0.7
Art House & International and Drama movie

An outstanding cast gives emotional richness to the father/son memoirWhen Did You Last See Your Father?. Writer Blake Morrison (Colin Firth), faced with the impending death of his father Arthur (Jim Broadbent,Iris,Topsy-Turvy), reflects back on how the … see full wiki

Genre: Foreign, Drama
3 reviews about When Did You Last See Your Father?
review by . July 05, 2009
posted in Movie Hype
My wife and I rented this movie because we like Colin Firth's comedy. Well, not only is this no comedy, but it's actually pointlessly depressing. The film focuses on the life of a son who is affected and overpowered by his father's personality and extramarital affairs. He never had the opportunity to confront his father about their relationship, creating an unresolved tension in his life. This is a common issue in real life relationships today, yet there are actually not a whole lot of movies about …
review by . December 10, 2008
When Did You Last See Your Father, tear jerker supreme. The movie plods along very slowly. So slowly that you actually can go off, make an onion and sugar sandwich, come back and not miss anything. It's a very predictable film, you know the father played by Jim Broadbent is going to die. The flashbacks are interspersed just about where you would expect.    It's all very neat and tidy. But there's kind of a rub with the film. Somehow we hear that Blake, played by Colin Firth, …
review by . November 16, 2008
Based on an autobiographical memoir by Blake Morrison WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE YOUR FATHER? is a finely wrought exploration into the delicate issues that both separate and bind fathers and sons. It is difficult for viewers whose fathers are gone not to relate to the profound tenderness and at times difficult reminiscences of their own relationships that remain as both warm and haunting dreams. David Nicholls' adaptation of Morrison's book stresses the character development of both father and son (and …
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