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Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother (1990)

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A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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Anthony Higginson ...
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Maureen
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Edith
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Terry (as Jonathan Phillips)
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Tom Radcliffe ...
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A man, always very devoted to his mother, decides to look for his father whom he never met. He meats a seducing older woman prone to drinking and her aged boyfriend whom she grew tired of.

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14 June 1990 (Australia)  »

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Como Matar Papai  »

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First cinema feature of Anna Chancellor. See more »

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
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from "The Nutcracker"
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Atmosphere Music Ltd
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Richard E Grant - king of the Grebs!
19 July 2001 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Richard E as Mr Greb and Julie Walters - together. Dream combination. A bit of Withnail and I plus Personal Services (1987) blended by experts.

Set in part in Southend, Essex, a look at mummy's boy Mr Greb being "seduced" by boozy Julie Walters as he searches for his long lost Dad. Denholm Elliot plays Julie's boyfriend.

Lovely one-liners such as the bit where Denholm returns drunk to the Hotel they are staying at (long-term) and Julie is annoyed, so shouts "Matty, you will not treat my home like a hotel!" Marvellous.

Any Julie Walters gem.


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