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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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Credits
Cast
Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small
Director
Shona Auerbach
ScreenplayAndrea Gibb
MusicAlex Heffes
CinematographyShona Auerbach
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2004
Produced byPathé Pictures Ltd., Scorpio Films Ltd., Sigma Films Ltd., Scottish Screen, UK Film Council

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageVery mild, infrequent
NuditySome, infrequent
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature 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.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof5
Cape TimesCarina Chocano10
iAfrica.comBulelwa Languza15
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal12
The StarMichael O'Sullivan14
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge15
International Media
BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland 10
Box Office (USA)Dan DiClerico 10
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert18
eye Weekly (Canada)Catherine Tunnacliffe10
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli13
Internet (IMDB)2637 Netizens17
Average .. 62%12


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