Jeff Labrecque
October 29, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

When Did You Last See Your Father?

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
92 minutes
Limited Release Date
06/06/08
performer
Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson
director
Anand Tucker
author
David Nicholls
genre
Drama

We gave it a B

In When Did You Last See Your Father?, a British Big Fish,? director Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) taps into boys’ predisposition to, as he says in the? commentary, ”hate our ? fathers.” Placid poet Blake (Firth) struggles to forgive his terminally ill dad (Jim Broadbent), a doctor who never recognized his son’s talent. Fine acting throughout — particularly by teenager Matthew Beard, who possesses the looks and serenity of a young George Harrison. But there’s never any doubt where this story is going. B

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