Favorite

 

Rated NR

Biography, Drama
David Nicholls’ film adaptation of Blake Morrison’s autobiographical novel reveals a history of conflict between father and son that is healed by unconditional love. Colin Firth plays Blake, the loyal son who has spent a lifetime seeking his father’s approval, only to receive callous and belittling remarks in return. Jim Broadbent plays the sour-tongued dad, now on his deathbed. The overly weepy soundtrack and unoriginal use of flashbacks under the direction of Anand Tucker are forgivable only because of the spot-on performances by the two lead actors.

Reviews/comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a review


Roll over stars and click to rate.

Now Showing

  1. Fri 24
  2. Sat 25
  3. Sun 26
  4. Mon 27
  5. Tue 28
  6. Wed 29
  7. Thu 30

    Find reviews & showtimes for all films in town.

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation