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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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Cast

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Aunt Heloise (as Irene Jacob)
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Moira
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Robert Norman ...
Fraser
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Gabriel Chenoux (as Tcheky Karyo)
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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
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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) (25 July 1999)

Gross:

$616,310 (USA) (12 September 1999)
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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

Fraser Pettigrew: [reading from his father's old book] "Dearest Samuel, Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. I have many things I would like to teach you, if only we can find the opportunity. The very thought arouses me to lubricious ecstasies"
[beat]
Fraser Pettigrew: Probably a golfing friend.
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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

String Quartet No.16 in F Major, Op.135
(1826)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven (as Beethoven)
Performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (as The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra)
Conducted by Simon Rattle (as Sir Simon Rattle)
Sir Simon Rattle performs courtesy of EMI Classics
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A gem
9 October 2004 | by (London, Ontario) – See all my reviews

It is rare to see a sweet and lovely movie but this is one ... a great way to spend the afternoon. A nice family story, although with really young kids you might have to explain some of the things "Wee Fraser" discovers up in his Grampa's attic. (Should you find your attention wandering and this not being your kind of movie, just fast-forward to the dinner scene and the very final scene: those two scenes should go down in movie history as the most adorable ever made!

(A Family Dinners will never be the same when you consider a little bit of knowledge gets a little out of hand --- and maybe dad does know best!)


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