6.6/10
8,663
38 user 48 critic

Toast (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 30 December 2010
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer
The ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960s Britain.

Director:

S.J. Clarkson (as SJ Clarkson)

Writers:

Lee Hall, Nigel Slater (based on the memoir by)
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Enid (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great ... See full summary »

Director: James Hawes
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Matthew Macfadyen, Denis Lawson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

This movie is of Hally, an adolescent white South African. He is stuck between his intolerant father's outlook of him and those of his caretaker, Sam. Sam is a black waiter and Hally's ... See full summary »

Director: Lonny Price
Stars: Ving Rhames, Freddie Highmore, Patrick Mofokeng
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.

Director: Gavin Wiesen
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano
Burton and Taylor (TV Movie 2013)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Legendary acting duo and married couple Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor prepare for a 1983 theatrical production of the play "Private Lives".

Director: Richard Laxton
Stars: Dominic West, Helena Bonham Carter, Greg Hicks
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A lively, outspoken single mother in Edinburgh, Scotland, develops an unlikely friendship with a shy cartoonist.

Director: Coky Giedroyc
Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Gina McKee, Eileen Atkins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Charlie is an unmotivated man in his mid 20s still living at home with his mother and stepfather who falls for a young woman who has a serious boyfriend.

Director: Jake Goldberger
Stars: Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush, Christopher Meloni
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The food writer embarks upon a Middle Eastern culinary adventure to explore some of the oldest and grandest cuisines in the world. Some of these foods have spread around the world but Nigel learns what ordinary people cook and eat.

Stars: Nigel Slater
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Music video for Bryan Adams: Brand New Day.

Director: Bryan Adams
Stars: Bryan Adams, Helena Bonham Carter, Theo Hutchcraft
Suffragette (2015)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Director: Sarah Gavron
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Anne-Marie Duff, Helena Bonham Carter
Chocolat (2000)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina
Toast I (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young woman enters the kitchen and starts to prepare food mechanically. What first looks like a simple daily activity soon turns into obsessed preparing and eating.

Director: Jessica Hausner
Stars: Susanne Wuest
Happy Birthday Shakespeare (TV Movie 2000)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Neil Morrissey, Dervla Kirwan, Sam Morris
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Kennedy ... Young Nigel Slater
Victoria Hamilton ... Mum
Colin Prockter Colin Prockter ... Percy Salt
Ken Stott ... Dad
Matthew McNulty ... Josh
Frasier Huckle Frasier Huckle ... Warrel
Kia Pegg Kia Pegg ... Milk Girl
Rielly Newbold Rielly Newbold ... Leonard
Roger Walker Roger Walker ... Gardener
Rob Jarvis ... Fishmonger
Amy Marston ... Primary School Teacher
Helena Bonham Carter ... Mrs. Potter
Selina Cadell ... Ruby
Freddie Highmore ... Nigel Slater
Louise Mardenborough Louise Mardenborough ... Rachel
Edit

Storyline

Wolverhampton,1967: nine year old Nigel Slater loves his mother though she is a hopeless cook, her finest offering being toast whilst he has great culinary aspirations. When she dies of asthma Nigel is left with a distant father but worse is to come when the 'common' Mrs. Joan Potter arrives as the Slaters' cleaner. Nigel fears, rightly, that her aim is to be the next Mrs. Slater and soon he has a new stepmother and is whisked away to the country. Joan is, however, a superb cook but this only makes for rivalry as Nigel, the only boy in his cookery class at secondary school, competes with her to find the way to his father's heart. A weekend job in a pub kitchen introduces Nigel to an older boy, another great cook and gay like himself, who gives him the confidence and inspiration to leave home after his father's death and head for the hotel kitchens of London. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of a boy's hunger.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 December 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Toast See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$153,922
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The UK audience for the BBC1 transmission of Toast on December 30, 2010 averaged 6.2 million viewers, a 25.3% share, with another 10,000 viewers watching a later showing on the BBC HD channel. See more »

Goofs

When Nigel plays the 7 inch single towards the end of the drama, he pulls out a record with a 'Harvest' label. Dusty Springfield was never on this label. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Potter: I brought you a cup of tea, nice with a cake.
Nigel Slater: I don't want to, I don't have to have it. I don't want you in my life anymore!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The opening credits in the grocery store consist of the names of the writers, producer and lead actors printed on actual products, the title, and the director's name shown on a scale. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 December 2010 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

The Look Of Love
Written by Burt Bacharach (uncredited) and Hal David (uncredited)
Performed by Dusty Springfield with featured saxophone soloist Duncan Lamont (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Avoidable
16 October 2011 | by ruchibhimani-880-227024See all my reviews

An utterly tedious watch, I saw this at the film festival here in Mumbai. There is no sense of progression or screenplay, no genuine engagement in characters, and actually it's very fertile material for all these things.

That it was a true story only came to me when the film ended and I saw the final card with Nigel Slater's picture. But, an interesting life doesn't make for a great film (or even a good one), if the story is not well-told.

The genre 'TV Movie' is right for this film, and that is where it should remain. It works at episodes strung together, watched at comfortable intervals. It's not 'appetising' film viewing.


16 of 34 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 38 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed