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
Where's it showing?
Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone, Gerard Butler, Mary Riggans, Sharon Small
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Pathé Pictures Ltd., Scorpio Films Ltd., Sigma Films Ltd., Scottish Screen, UK Film Council|
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
|FPB Report (SA)|
|Language||Very mild, infrequent|
|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.|
|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)|
|Sex / Nudity||Violence||Blood / Gore / Gross||Guns /|
|Alcohol / Drugs||Smoking||Disrespectful /|
|Imitative Behaviour||Frightening /|
|Jump Scenes||Tense Family Scenes||Music (Scary/Tense)||Music (Inappropriate)||Topics to talk about|
|What the Critics say|
|Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof||5|
|Cape TimesCarina Chocano||10|
|Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal||12|
|The StarMichael O'Sullivan||14|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|BBC (UK)Matthew Leyland ||10|
|Box Office (USA)Dan DiClerico ||10|
|Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert||18|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Catherine Tunnacliffe||10|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|What the People say|
|Average .. 62%||12|
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