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(Past Present Future) Imperfect (2004)

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Nathan has been away travelling for nine months after university. He returns home to his white middle class family in the depths of Devon with his new girlfriend. What they don't realise is that she is black



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Family life is theatre and close relations usually find themselves playing very familiar roles at home. But what happens if one of the cast wants to change their lines? (Past Present Future) Imperfect is an emotional drama portraying the gradual stretching to breaking point of family ties over a single weekend. The Colvilles, a large catholic family, unexpectedly inherited a stately home 20 years previously. Since then EDWARD COLVILLE, the father, has set about rebuilding the house to its former landed glory. He is a lower middle class snob who lost a fortune in Lloyds. He's also a control freak who claims that everything he does is for the good of the family when it's actually for his own ends. He has successfully (to his mind) married off his daughters to local landowners, condemning them to unfulfilled, damaged lives. But he doesn't see this, thinking he has done them a favour. He is married to DIANA (whose family's home it is). She's in thrall to her husband. As a result she ... Written by Guy de Beaujeu

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For anyone who's ever taken someone home





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Huntsham Court was not only the location for the film, it was also where the cast and crew lived, slept and were fed. And they weren't alone, the resident ghost in the 19th Century house also made a number of appearances. See more »

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good low budget movie with nice character detail
4 May 2004 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Try to see this film, a good well acted wittily scripted low budget british flick with a strong ensemble cast and a penchant for good comic scenes and amusing and original characters.Interesting to see a movie shot on digital technology but looking this cinematic and well lit.Tom harper, stuart bunce and sorcha cusack all excellent. Quite theatrical in a sense but in the best way.Good detail in the mise en scene and the plot and charatcter development unpredictable. I laughed , i cried, i forgot the iron was on. Oh and nicholas irons was good aswell and that bloke off of the telly. and that woman who used to be in holby or something. I liked it alot.Get to see it, or get the dvd if it comes out because its funny and thats a good reason to i think.Dont get out some rubbish from blockbinkers video shop with steven seagal.Actually he should have been in this.

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