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My Life So Far (1999)

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 »

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Brenda
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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>

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


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

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26 August 1999 (Singapore)  »

Also Known As:

World of Moss  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$616,310 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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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

(at around 53 mins) When Edward crosses stage right to Uncle Morris MacIntosh a reflection of the boom mic is clearly visible in the glass covering the artwork on the back wall. See more »

Quotes

Fraser Pettigrew: [voice-over] When I was very little, the thing I hated most in all the world was resting. Resting was really just a kind of torture invented for people like me and my sister Brenda.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Piano Sonata No.23 in F Minor (Appassionata), Op.57
(1807)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by Imogen Cooper
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A Scottish Delight
14 October 2006 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

This is a personal story, through the eyes of an innocent Scottish child.

The movie follows the tradition of pearls like My Life As A Gog, and When Father Was Away On Business (Emir Kusturica).

Hugh Hudson that had quite too few movies (maybe due to the unsuccessful Revolution.

In this movie Hudson returns to the Scottish Highlands that he treated so well in Chariots of Fire.

This Scottish delight is dedicated to the late Ian Charlson of the Cariots, who portrayed so well the Christian spirit that is evident in this one.


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