When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
"And When Did You Last See Your Father?" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  4 July 2008 (USA)
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The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.



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The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when he is diagnosed with a terminal intestine cancer, Blake leaves his wife and children and travel to the village where he spent his childhood and adolescence to help his mother and his sister to take care of Arthur along his last days. The location brings recollections of his problematic relationship with his father. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A parent and a child. The past and the present. Memories and secrets. Can you know someone for a lifetime.... and not know them at all? The life of a father. Through the journey of a son. See more »


Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »





Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

When Did You Last See Your Father?  »

Box Office


$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£133,347 (UK) (5 October 2007)


$1,071,240 (USA) (17 October 2008)

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Matthew Beard wore brown coloured contact lenses in order to look more like Colin Firth. See more »


Arthur Morrison: [inside a car in a desert beach] Time you learn to drive.
Young Blake Morrison: What? Here?
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How to take a familiar subject and make a superb film from it
26 September 2007 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

This is a beautifully written, well acted but above all wonderfully directed film looking at a man who learns about himself by finding out about his father. Colin Firth plays a real writer who wrote an auto-biographical novel about his relationship with his father played by Jim Broadbent. It's not a spoiler to say that the father is dying because that diagnosis is given very early on. While the family waits for him to die, events take Firth's memories effortlessly through his past showing him played very well by young actors at 8 and 17.

The events are funny and moving but restrained within a believable reality. Firth learns to live with his father's behaviour as we see that he isn't perfect either. It's positive about life without being sentimental, terrific film.

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