MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 541 this week

My Life So Far (1999)

6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 2,116 users  
Reviews: 32 user | 38 critic

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

What to Watch: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1

Keith Simanton talks with the cast of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 31 titles
created 06 Dec 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 24 Mar 2013
 
a list of 193 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "My Life So Far" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: My Life So Far (1999)

My Life So Far (1999) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of My Life So Far.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wings of Fame (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Votocek
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Five centuries ago a mural was created in a country church in the north of England and then hidden under layers of white paint. Looking at it again will be a distraction, the Rev. Mr. Keach... See full summary »

Director: Pat O'Connor
Stars: Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, John Atkinsons
Trauma I (2004)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Awaking from a coma to discover his wife has been killed in a car accident, Ben's world may as well have come to an end. A few weeks later, Ben's out of hospital and, attempting to start a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Evans
Stars: Colin Firth, Naomie Harris, Dorothy Duffy
The Advocate (1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Megahey
Stars: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director: Anand Tucker
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson
Playmaker (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.

Director: Yuri Zeltser
Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Rubin, John Getz
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

"King Lear" set on a farm in Iowa.

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh
Fourplay (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Mike Binder, Colin Firth, Mariel Hemingway
J.J. Biker (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Liam Carney, Brendan Gleeson, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Femme Fatale (1991)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Joseph Price, a former artist (painter) and now nature park ranger, has fallen for a woman who he meets in the park. They get on really well and before long they're married, but Joe doesn't... See full summary »

Director: Andre R. Guttfreund
Stars: Colin Firth, Lisa Zane, Billy Zane
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two former patients (Paul Scofield and Maria Schell) of Sigmund Freud meet again and discuss their psychiatric treatment 65 years earlier.

Director: Hugh Brody
Stars: Paul Scofield, Maria Schell, Frank Finlay
Born Equal (TV Movie 2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four characters living in one neighborhood in London - all living dramatically different lives, all of them on the edge - see their stories unfold.

Director: Dominic Savage
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Colin Firth, Peter O'Connor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Gamma
...
Aunt Heloise (as Irene Jacob)
...
Moira
...
Robert Norman ...
Fraser
...
Gabriel Chenoux (as Tcheky Karyo)
...
Elspeth
Roddy McDonald ...
Rollo
Daniel Baird ...
Finlay
Jennifer Fergie ...
Brenda
Kirstin Smith ...
Meg (as Kirsten Smith)
Sean Scanlan ...
Andrew Burns
John Bett ...
Uncle Crawford
Anne Lacey ...
Aunt Eunice
Edit

Storyline

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to impress the young woman, including an aviator. When the elder woman's son shows up at the estate with his French fiancé, everything gets thrown into turmoil. The young boy takes a sudden interest in her sexual allure and his father is disturbed by his own non-Victorian feelings. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Imagine a summer in paradise with nothing to do except everything your heart desires.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some nude pictures | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 August 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

World of Moss  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$53,937 (USA) (23 July 1999)

Gross:

$616,310 (USA) (10 September 1999)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shown in a special benefit screening at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 1999, where it was reported: "The child lead is played by an Edinburgh schoolboy Robbie Norman, who was 11 at the time of shooting two years ago. He had never acted professionally before." See more »

Goofs

While Fraser at age 3 crawls out of his bedroom onto the roof, his older brother, young Rollo in short pants with suspenders (in a shot from behind at 02:27), is on the lawn holding a tennis racket, but (at around 28 mins) the scene cuts to a frontal shot where young Rollo's hands are empty. Later (at around 33 mins), he holds the tennis racket again. See more »

Quotes

Edward Pettigrew: Jazz is the sound of the devil sniggering at our follies.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Grateful special thanks to the entire Miramax London operation and the people of Stracchur & Cairndow. See more »

Soundtracks

Le Cygne (The Swan)
(1886)
from "Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals)"
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns (as Saint Saens)
Arranged by Harry Rabinowitz and Howard Blake
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A kind family & precocious child in a gentle setting
19 December 1999 | by (Durham, NC) – See all my reviews

Many summaries have described this film's plot as a love triangle that occurs in turn-of-the-century Scotland. Nonsense. What is this tendency to pigeonhole films by the time and place

in which they occurred? Maybe its because of Hollow-wood's tendency to create shallow "costume dramas." If a film has any merit at all, it is because it TRANSCENDS its setting, and speaks to its audience, whoever and wherever they are.

"My Life So Far" is a story of the intellectual development of a very bright child. His piecing together and puzzling out of the complex emotions of the people around him, in addition to his own feelings and experiences, and the information he receives via overheard conversations, books, music and so forth are interesting and original and seem totally spontaneous. It is a joy to experience what he experiences.

The ensemble acting is effortless, especially the child actor, who is so spontaneous and self-absorbed, you feel you are a member of the family, not an onlooker. Production values are sterling. The shots of the huge Scottish castle and its beautiful lands are somehow comforting. (This is neither a child's film, nor an adult's film. "My Life So Far" doesn't really have a niche, and that may be why it has not been widely distributed).

It is a film to see to renew your memories of being a child and to cause you to meditate on what daily life can be like for a child who is alert, intelligent, and surrounded by love and a good home.


25 of 29 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Was anybody else upset... rstoneham
who sings My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose HuckleberryGal
Chanute?!!? inquiryworks
I Capture the Castle chicago85
Does anyone know what happened to Fraser..... vivlinglee
Discuss My Life So Far (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?