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When Did You Last See Your Father?

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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