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Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  5 April 2013 (UK)
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Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Rice ...
Dave the Gardener
Harry Papadopoulos
Selina Cadell ...
Mrs. Parrington
James Papadopoulos
Katie Papadopoulos
Thomas Underhill ...
Martin Ball ...
Awards Presenter
Chris Simmons ...
Door Knocker
News Reporter
Jimmy Roussounis ...
Fat Laki
Paul Herzberg ...
George Potts ...


Self-made businessman Harry Papadopoulos has got it all; a mansion house; awards and a super rich lifestyle. However, on the eve of a property deal of a lifetime, a financial crisis hits and the banks call in their huge loans. Harry and his family lose everything in an instant. Everything, except the dormant and forgotten Three Brothers Fish & Chip Shop half owned by Harry's larger than life brother Spiros who's been estranged from the family for years. With no alternative, Harry and his family, plant enthusiast James; fashion victim Katie; nerdy Theo and their loyal nanny Mrs. Parrington, are forced to pack their bags, leave their millionaire lifestyle and join 'Uncle Spiros' to live above the neglected Three Brothers chippie. Together they set about bringing the chip shop back to life under the suspicious gaze of the their old rival, Hassan, from the neighbouring Turkish kebab shop whose son has his own eyes on Katie. Each family member must come to terms with their new life in ... Written by Anonymous

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Success is the joy you feel! Only when you lose everything, do you find it all.


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Spiros Papadopoulos: [addressing a crowd] We were children when we came to the U.K. with nothing. We start agin! Fat Laki; the weight you lost is an inspiration. Phil 'the Till'; you've helped many Greeks with your... tax-friendly till machines. Ey... only two things are certain in life; death and taxes. Unless you're Greek!
[laughter and applause]
Spiros Papadopoulos: Then it's only death!
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A well known theme with great acting and direction
7 October 2012 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I saw a preview during Dinard Festival. Didn't know the movie before entering the theater, and was here mostly for the after party. Well, the movie was - way - better than the cocktail.

It's a conventional movie about change of fortune, and joy in small things. With good writing, perfect acting from Stephen Dillane and the supporting cast (great George Corraface !) and good editing, it turns a well known theme into a great movie.

The script is well written, offering many scenes where Dillane and Corraface can express their talent. I thought about "We bought a Zoo" after watching "Papadopoulos&Sons". I might think Papadoulos was better.

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