A bourgeois family slowly comes apart at the seams.

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Trent
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Stephen Tulloch
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Edward Aylesbury
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Colin
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Marcus Aylesbury
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Iona Aylesbury
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Penelope Aylesbury
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Geoffrey Wharton
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Sarita
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Bushey (as Michele Gormez)
Clem Tibber ...
Orlando Aylesbury
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Eve
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Derek
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Hendrix
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Every family has its secrets and tries to hold them hidden within domestic walls. However, those of the family of Marcus Aylesbury are in order to become public because of the family's long date friend Trent, a journalist faithful to his ideals who, put under pressure by his editor, is looking for a "sexy-scoop"... Written by johnnyber

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Don't live your life in black and white.

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10 May 2006 (France)  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Trent: Don't eat the fish unless you want your kids to have gills.
Marcus Aylesbury: What's wrong with it?
Trent: Oh don't get me going. It's got growth hormones, antibiotics, carcinogenic PCBs...
Marcus Aylesbury: I presume the soap box you preach from is made from sustainable resources.
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Vacuous pretentious nonsense
11 August 2008 | by (London) – See all my reviews

The other reviews here leave me and 76 friends I watched this with dumbstruck.

I have never witnessed such a self important film in my life, truly mind numbing and empty. I was surprised about 45 minutes in after the vast array of credible actors in the film and couldn't for the life of me figure out why they had agreed to perform after reading such a terrible script, devoid of narrative, substance and style. Then it became obvious when you see Ralph Fiennes' sister wrote and directed it then you realise she woke up one day and wanted to be a film maker, tomorrow she probably wants to open a boutique in Upper Street, the next day raise cattle to sell organic meat. I expect she has the money and free time to take anything up on a whim, hence the stars are her family and friends, it is the only explanation as to why they appeared in this film.

It is a pompous work of utter self indulgence. The attempt to weave characters together was so flawed, if you want to see this when it works, see Robert Altman's Short Cuts. if you want to see a film with the cream of British talent, see anything by Mike Leigh.

There is no redeeming aspect of this film


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