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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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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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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple Word Score See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,377,856
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Trivia

The computer screen images show a board with Scrabble colours but with bonus squares in the wrong places. See more »

Goofs

This movie takes places in the UK; UK Scrabble players will note the following inaccuracies:

A character in the movie says that there are 101 two-letters words playable in Scrabble, but the UK list of playable Scrabble words has had 120 or more two-letter words since at least 2003. There was a time when the North Amercan list of playable Scrabble words had exactly 101 playable two-letter words; it is now up to 107. (The UK list is up to 127.)

(Side note: ZO is playable in the UK but not in North America.)

The term "bingo" for playing all seven letters on one's rack in one term is primarily a North American usage; "bonus" is used more often in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Alan: [Referring to the buttons of a suit jacket, from top to bottom] What you have to remember about these is: sometimes, always, never.
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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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Loved the quirkiness of the film
17 March 2019 | by nmsosSee all my reviews

I loved the movie. Bill Nighy is superb in anything he does, the rest of the cast were wonderful. It was written with humour, wittiness with a hint of sadness.


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