When did you last see your father?
|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
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Adapted from poet Blake Morrison's best-selling memoir by screenwriter David Nicholls and directed for the screen by Anand Tucker, And When Did You Last See Your Father? explores -- like its source material -- the complex, manifold emotional layers of a father-and-son relationship as it shifts and evolves over the passing decades. At the film's center is Blake Morrison himself, who for as long as he can remember has lived in the overarching shadow of his physician father, Arthur (Jim Broadbent) -- falling prey to feelings of embarrassment from the old man, as well as occasional awe. In the 1950s, when Blake (Bradley Johnson) was a child, the boy watched as Arthur partook in socially uncouth behavior such as wheedling his way into clubs to which he didn't belong, and carrying on an extramarital affair with the full knowledge of his wife, Kim (Juliet Stevenson). As the years passed, teenage Blake's (Matthew Beard) discomfort around his father hardened into resentment -- particularly when the adolescent boy expressed interest in a girl, Rachel (Carey Mulligan), who clearly preferred his father; compounding the situation, Blake then had to suffer through Arthur's decision to publicly humiliate his son in front of everyone. The central dynamic has changed for the two, however, by the late '80s, when Blake -- now married to Kathy (Gina McKee) and freshly established as a successful novelist and poet -- learns that Arthur has contracted terminal cancer. Now, the junior Morrison takes a headfirst plunge into the memories and recollections of his youth -- and grapples with the dynamic of his relationship with Arthur for the first time in his life as he comes face to face with the need to provide loving care for the old man. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Fathers and sons -- Drama.
Recollection (Psychology) -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2008
|Other Titles|| And when did you last see your father?
Firth, Colin, 1960-
McKee, Gina, 1964-
Lancashire, Sarah, 1964-
Cassidy, Elaine, 1979-
Morrison, Blake. And when did you last see your father?
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
UK Film Council.
EM Media (Firm)
Intandem Films (Firm)
No. 9 Productions.
Audley Films (Firm)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Jim Broadbent, Colin Firth, Juliet Stevenson, Gina McKee, Sarah Lancashire, Elaine Cassidy, Claire Skinner, Matthew Beard.
Costume designer, Caroline Harris ; music, Barrington Pheloung ; editor, Trevor Waite ; production designer, Alice Normington ; director of photography, Howard Atherton.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content, thematic material and brief strong language.
In English with optional subtitles in French and Spanish; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book And when did you last see your father by Blake Morrison.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Special features include: deleted scenes; audio commentary with Anand Tucker.
DVD; region 1; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1.
1 videodisc (approximately 92 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.