Following the sudden death of their last surviving parent - their Dad, two brothers and two sisters return to the family home after many years to face each other, face facts and face the future. But what do they know of the past?
When failed inventor James Jones (Paul Freeman) dies in a laboratory accident, his estranged children return to the family estate to settle his affairs. They each bring their own baggage: Eloise (Claira Watson Parr) has never recovered from the loss of her mother and brother, and cant find a lasting job or relationship. Yossarian (Ben Shockley) is a presenter on a bad daytime TV show. Suki (Nicola Goodchild) has always been the practical one, and she takes out her ill humor on her timid spouse, Colin (Jonathan Hansler). The only thing the siblings seem to share is their guilt over abandoning their father seven years ago, when he accidentally killed their brother Tom (David Wayman). A lawyer (David Acton) hired by their shady Uncle Simon (Linal Haft) informs the siblings that their father had borrowed against the house for his last experiment, and that his estate belongs to the bank. This news sets the siblings on a scavenger hunt, which leads them to their fathers last invention: a ...Written by
The books by the bed in Tom's Room are Fighting Fantasy game books by Ian Livingston who plays the postman. Other books include The Forth Bear by Jasper Fforde which has a character called Martin Gooch - The Director of the film. See more »
A dysfunctional group of siblings gather at their childhood home after their dads death. All their old conflicts resurface and they try handling each other and their own past and try to find out how to move on.
The ghost of the dead brother also takes an active role in the movie. But not in a scary way. But really much a movie about coming to terms with what happened and their own reactions.
Would I recommend this movie? That is a hard one to answer. I did enjoy it a lot and I think it was a refreshing and sweet movie.. But if you are not to slow movies then stay away. Also a movie that is not really too serious even though serious subjects like loss. If you have an open mind and some imagination I think you can enjoy this movie a lot. I am not sure it really is a good movie for younger people though.
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