Sneha Girap

And When Did You Last See Your Father

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
7.2/101 Votes Alchetron
7.2
1 Ratings
100
90
80
71
60
50
40
30
20
10
Rate This

Rate This

Director  Anand Tucker
Story by  Blake Morrison
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Biography, Drama
Music director  Barrington Pheloung
Language  English
And When Did You Last See Your Father movie poster
Writer  David Nicholls, Blake Morrison
Release date  5 October 2007 (UK)
Cast  Jim Broadbent (Arthur), Colin Firth (Blake), Juliet Stevenson (Kim), Carey Mulligan (Rachel), Gina McKee (Kathy), Claire Skinner (Gillian)
Similar movies  The Hunt, Patch Adams, The Croods, John Q, Evan Almighty, Breathe In
Tagline  Between every father and his son there is a story to be told.

La ultima vez que vi a mi padre and when did you last see your father


And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a 2007 British drama film directed by Anand Tucker. The screenplay by David Nicholls is based on the 1993 memoir of the same title by Blake Morrison.

Contents

And When Did You Last See Your Father movie scenes

Colin firth 1 and when did you last see your father hdtvnews


Plot

And When Did You Last See Your Father movie scenes

The film is a series of flashbacks to various periods in the life of Blake Morrison as he remembers moments he shared with his father Arthur while he, his mother, and younger sister Gillian tend to him on his deathbed in his Yorkshire home. Despite Blake's success as a writer, poet, and critic, his father – a rural general practitioner – never accepted his decision to pursue a literary career nor was he willing to acknowledge his achievements in his field. Bullying, blustery, and boorish, Arthur blunders his way through fatherhood, regularly calling his son a fathead and intruding into the boy's private moments with a sense of entitlement. He has a penchant for exaggeration when he's not telling outright lies, and he publicly humiliates his long-suffering but passively complacent wife Kim with his shameless flirting with various women and an affair with Beaty, a friend of the family. At other times, he seems genuinely interested in bonding with his son, taking him camping so they can test supposedly waterproof sleeping bags he has made or allowing him to drive in the family's Alvis convertible on a wide expanse of deserted beach with reckless abandon. As a result, Blake is left with mixed feelings for the man, ranging from deeply rooted anger to compassionate acceptance. Only after Arthur's death is he able to set aside his resentment and recognise him as a father whose flaws ultimately helped mould his son into the better man he is.

Cast

And When Did You Last See Your Father movie scenes
  • Jim Broadbent as Arthur Morrison
  • Colin Firth as Blake Morrison
  • Juliet Stevenson as Kim Morrison
  • Gina McKee as Kathy Morrison
  • Claire Skinner as Gillian
  • Sarah Lancashire as Beaty
  • Matthew Beard as Blake as a teenager
  • Elaine Cassidy as Sandra
  • Justin McDonald as Steve
  • Carey Mulligan as Rachel
  • Bradley Johnson as Blake as a child
  • Rhiannon Howden as Sophie Morrison
  • Production

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? wwwgstaticcomtvthumbdvdboxart173560p173560

    The film was shot on location in Brighton in East Sussex; Chichester, Goodwood, Petworth, and West Wittering in West Sussex; Bakewell, Cromford, Kedleston, and Snake Pass in Derbyshire; the National Liberal Club in Westminster, London; Sheffield in South Yorkshire; Flintham in Nottinghamshire; and Yorkshire Dales in North Yorkshire. Interiors were filmed at the Twickenham Film Studios in Middlesex.

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? And When Did You Last See Your Father 19th century Walker Art

    The film premiered at the Galway Film Festival in July 2007 and was shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Telluride Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the Edmonton International Film Festival, and the Dinard Festival of British Cinema before going into theatrical release in the UK, Ireland, and Malta on 5 October 2007. It then was shown at the Rome Film Festival, the Cairo International Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, the Miami International Film Festival, and the Ashland Independent Film Festival before going into limited release in the US on 6 June 2008.

    Critical reception

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? When Did You Last See Your Father Movie Review 2008 Roger Ebert

    The film received generally favourable reviews. Rotten Tomatoes reported 78% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 32 reviews, while Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 70 out of 100, based on 8 reviews.

    Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian rated the film four out of five stars, calling it "an intelligent and heartfelt film" and one that "deserves to be seen."

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? Houses of Wax Madame Tussauds And When Did You Last see Your Father

    Philip French of The Observer said the film "touches movingly, enlighteningly on universal matters we can all identify with, and it does so without ever getting maudlin or sentimental."

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? Amazoncom When Did You Last See Your Father Colin Firth Movies TV

    Damon Smith of the Manchester Evening News called the film "a bittersweet and, at times, moving account of the strained family ties which define each and every one of us."

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? Watch And When Did You Last See Your Father Online Free On Yesmoviesto

    Manohla Dargis of the New York Times called the film "A gentle tale gently told" and "grown-up, civilized fare" and added, "If that sounds like a compliment, it is, even though the whole thing might have been improved with a bit of messiness, a little vulgarity to leaven its tastefulness and tact. This isn't a groundbreaking work; just a smartly played story, enlivened by drama and spiked with passion, the very thing that thinking audiences pine for, especially during the summer spectacle season when theaters are clogged with sticky kids' stuff and television reruns."

    Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times observed, "It's a sad movie, with a mournful score, romantic landscape photography and heartbreaking deathbed scenes . . . But it's not very satisfying . . . The film did not provide me with fulfillment or a catharsis . . . This is a film of regret, and judging by what we see of the characters, it deserves to be."

    Walter Addiego of the San Francisco Chronicle said, "This classy tearjerker is worth seeing more for its virtuoso acting than for its bare-bones tale of how a sensitive man copes with the death of his domineering father. The film is cleanly and intelligently made, and, excepting a few moments toward the end, it's moving without being mawkish. While you might leave the theater feeling the picture finally doesn't quite have the dramatic heft it should, it offers plenty of compensations along the way."

    Derek Elley of Variety called the film "immaculately acted, professionally helmed and saturated in period British atmosphere," "an unashamed tearjerker that's all wrapping and no center," and "undeniably effective at a gut level despite its dramatic shortcomings." He added, "[B]y never getting to the heart of the matter, nor having even one scene where father and son really talk, the movie has a big black hole at its core. In the smorgasbord of father-son relationship pics, this one is very low-cal."

    Awards and nominations

    The film was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards, including Best British Independent Film, Best Actor (Jim Broadbent), Best Supporting Actor (Colin Firth), Most Promising Newcomer (Matthew Beard), Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

    Jim Broadbent was nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor but lost to Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood.

    Elaine Cassidy was nominated for the Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Film Role but lost to Saoirse Ronan in Atonement.

    DVD release

    The Region 1 DVD was released on 4 November 2008. The film is in anamorphic widescreen format with an audio track in English and subtitles in French and Spanish. Bonus features include commentary by director Anand Tucker, deleted scenes, and the original trailer.

    References

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? Wikipedia
    And When Did You Last See Your Father? IMDb And When Did You Last See Your Father? themoviedb.org


    Similar Topics
    Evan Almighty
    John Q
    Patch Adams
    Topics