We might make a happy family...
A mom and her little deaf son move to a small Scottish village. The boy thinks they are fleeing his abusive dad, a sailor he has never met. The boy corresponds with his dad by letter, but it's actually his mom playing the part of dad. Now, dad's ''ship'' has docked in port, and the boy wants to meet him. So mom pays a stranger to play dad, and things work out way too well... they all get along and strong bonds develop. But that is not what mom wanted... and the boy's real father, dying, wants to meet him...
103 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language) Drama, On the art circuit
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Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small
Shona Auerbach Screenplay Andrea Gibb Music Alex Heffes Cinematography Shona Auerbach Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Available
Made in 2004
Produced by Pathé Pictures Ltd., Scorpio Films Ltd., Sigma Films Ltd., Scottish Screen, UK Film Council
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Very mild, infrequent
Nudity Some, infrequent
Drug abuse None
Comments Mature accompaniment for children under 10. A bittersweet Scottish film with theme about young boy longing for his father which might be unsettling for sensitive youngsters.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Die Burger Francois Bloemhof 5
Cape Times Carina Chocano 10
iAfrica.com Bulelwa Languza 15
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 12
The Star Michael O'Sullivan 14
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Matthew Leyland 10
Box Office (USA) Dan DiClerico 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 18
eye Weekly (Canada) Catherine Tunnacliffe 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 13
Internet (IMDB) 2637 Netizens 17
Average .. 62% 12
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