And When Did You Last See Your Father?
Based on Blake Morrison’s memoir of his father in the weeks leading up to his death from cancer, And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a labourious tale of unforgiveness, anger and death. Told through a series of non-sequential flash backs, And When Did You Last See Your Father? is at times confusing and disjointed, but ultimately a bizarrely beautiful tale of the bonds that weave us together.
Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent are wonderfully pared as father and son, and whilst they are aptly supported by great performances, they own the movie with their passionate embrace of the characters they portray.
As slow as it is, And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a journey worth seeing through to the end.
Reviewed by: Jonathan Read
Rating: M – Contains sex scenes and offensive language.
Released on: April 3rd, 2009
Year of Original Release: 2007
Stars: Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Gina McKee, Sarah Lancashire, Elaine Cassidy, Claire Skinner
Length (Minutes): 83
Media Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1
Supported Audio: Dolby Digital Surround 5.1
Director: Tucker, Anand