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Sometimes Always Never (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 14 June 2019 (UK)
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A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.

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Carl Hunter
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Nighy ... Alan
Sam Riley ... Peter
Alice Lowe ... Sue
Jenny Agutter ... Margaret
Tim McInnerny ... Arthur
John Westley ... Official
Oliver Sindcup Oliver Sindcup ... Young Peter
Louis Healy Louis Healy ... Jack
Ella-Grace Gregoire ... Rachel
Alan Williams ... Desk Officer
Eithne Browne Eithne Browne ... Waitress
Alexei Sayle ... Bill
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Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.

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Sometimes it's hard to find the right words. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (UK) See more »

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Triple Word Score See more »

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$1,377,856
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The title refers to the Sometimes, Always, Never Three-Button Rule. When wearing a suit with three buttons a man should sometimes button the top button, depending on the style of the suit, always button the middle button, and never button the bottom button. See more »

Quotes

Alan: I've been playing you for weeks, haven't I?
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Sometimes Always Never
Written by Edwyn Collins and Sean Read
Performed by Edwyn Collins, Sean Read and Chay Heney
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Nigh on genius
20 March 2019 | by Phil_M_A_KerrSee all my reviews

Quaint, quiet, quirky - call it what you will. It wore its heart on its sleeve and didn't pretend to be anything more than it was;- a personal tale about family and the effect of loss on those who remain. Even without all the crash, boom, bang of a tentpole blockbuster, a movie can still pack a punch. Moreso if it delves into the metaphysical. Bill Nighy is in top form but so are the supporting cast in less bombastic but crucial ... supporting roles. Alexei Sayles is surreal! Heaps of effort has gone into making the visuals of each 'simple' scene pop off the screen. You appreciate so much more of these modest films when you see them on the big screen. Do yourselves a favour. I laughed quite a bit too.


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