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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)
The story of a son's conflicting memories of his dying father.

Director:

Anand Tucker

Writers:

David Nicholls (screenplay), Blake Morrison (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bradley Johnson Bradley Johnson ... Blake (Child)
Jim Broadbent ... Arthur
Juliet Stevenson ... Kim
Alannah Barlow Alannah Barlow ... Gillian (Child)
Chris Middleton Chris Middleton ... Racing Steward (as Christopher Middleton)
Colin Firth ... Blake
Gina McKee ... Kathy
Elliot Avery Elliot Avery ... Peter
Rhiannon Howden Rhiannon Howden ... Sophie
Tom Butcher ... Dr. Taggart
Claire Skinner ... Gillian
Sarah Lancashire ... Beaty
Naomi Allisstone Naomi Allisstone ... Josie
Matthew Beard ... Blake (Teen)
Tara Berwin ... Gillian (Teen)
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Storyline

The writer Blake Morrison has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison. However, when Arthur 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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Arthur Morrison: [as Blake enters the kitchen] Aha! Here he is! Sleeping beauty. Blake meet Sandra our new maid. Maid or housekeeper? Or Skivvy,I'm joking, let's just say you're one of the family.
Sandra: Pleased to meet you Blake.
Young Blake Morrison: You're Scottish...
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Leap Year (2017) See more »

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Put a Little Love in Your Heart
Written by Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers and Jackie DeShannon (as Jackie De Shannon)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Jackie DeShannon (as Jackie De Shannon)
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
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Recollections of Father and Son Relationship
11 December 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The writer Blake Morrison (Colin Firth) has a non-resolved relationship with his bragger and wolf father Arthur Morrison (Jim Broadbent). 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.

"And When Did You Last See Your Father?" is a sensitive movie about father and son problematic relationship. Through the recollections of Blake, the viewer understand the many unresolved situations that made him indifferent (or even hating) his flawed father that loved him indeed. In the end, it dawns on him that his father is gone and he will never see him again; and he grieves and regrets the lost moments he had along his life to stay with him. And you, when did you last see your father? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Quando Você Viu Seu Pai Pela Última Vez?" ("When Did You Last See Your Father?")


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UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

When Did You Last See Your Father? See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,210, 8 June 2008

Gross USA:

$1,077,273

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,752,471
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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