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When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)

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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 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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Between every father and his son there is a story to be told. 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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Details

Country:

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:

£133,347 (United Kingdom), 7 October 2007, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,210, 8 June 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,071,240, 17 October 2008
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Company Credits

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Film4,UK Film Council,EM Media See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Blake Morrison: And when did you last see your father? Was it when they burned the coffin? Put the lid on? When he exhaled his last breath? When he sat up and said something? When he last recognized you? When he last smiled? When did you last see your father? The last time he was healthy, active? The last time he had an argument about something? Those weeks in which we tried to say goodbye were like a series of depletion's. Each day I thought 'he can't get less like himself than this.' Yet each day he did. So ...
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I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much)
Written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
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How to take a familiar subject and make a superb film from it
26 September 2007 | by audresonmichaelSee 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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