When Did You Last See Your Father? In When Did You Last See Your Father? , a British Big Fish , director Anand Tucker ( Hilary and Jackie ) taps into boys'… When Did You Last See Your Father? In When Did You Last See Your Father? , a British Big Fish , director Anand Tucker ( Hilary and Jackie ) taps into boys'…
Movie on DVD Review

When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 04, 2008; DVD Release Date: Nov 04, 2008; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genre: Drama; With: Jim Broadbent and Colin Firth

In When Did You Last See Your Father?, a British Big Fish,
 director Anand Tucker (Hilary and Jackie) taps into boys' predisposition to, as he says in the
 commentary, ''hate our 
 fathers.'' Placid poet Blake (Firth) struggles to forgive his terminally ill dad (Jim Broadbent), a doctor who never recognized his son's talent. Fine acting throughout — particularly by teenager Matthew Beard, who possesses the looks and serenity of a young George Harrison. But there's never any doubt where this story is going. B

Originally posted Oct 29, 2008 Published in issue #1019 Nov 07, 2008 Order article reprints
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