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Sometimes Always Never (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 12 June 2020 (USA)
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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The film is based on a short story called Triple Word Score, written by the script writer Frank Cottrrel Boyce. See more »

Goofs

When characters play Scrabble online, the game board shown on the desktop computer screen does not have the premium squares in the standard configuration. See more »

Quotes

Alan: We'll have to make a night of it.
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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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Incredibly unique drama
21 February 2020 | by masonsaulSee all my reviews

Sometimes Always Never is an incredibly unique drama that's stylized, colourful, very funny and emotional. Bill Nighy and Sam Riley are both amazing and Alice Low is great. Carl Hunter's direction is fantastic and it's well filmed and colourful. The pacing is great and the music by Edwyn Collins and Sean Read is excellent. However, it's brought down slightly by the driving sequences which do look cheap in comparison to everything else.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,377,856
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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