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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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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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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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just rubbish
11 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It seemed like such a good idea, two years after 'Withnail and I', another showcase for Richard E Grant, this time teamed with two other superb actors, Julie Walters and Denholm Elliott.

But - oh dear. Julie Walters plays a maneater on the loose in, er, Southend-on-Sea (not the most exciting of resorts and adding to the general seediness of this film, in fact Southend is probably the best thing about 'Killing Dad'). Denholm Elliott is her waste of space boozy boyfriend, while Richard E Grant plays a nicer version of Withnail, 'Mr Greb', a weedy mummy's boy looking for his long-lost dad.

Can you see where this one is going? And it takes so long to get there. Always in my memory as a 'poor film' where none of the cast come out at their best, and not one I'd be that bothered about renting again.


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