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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

Showtimes

We might make a happy family...
We might make a happy family...

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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Film and Publications Board (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.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
0
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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
BBC
Matthew Leyland
10
Box Office
Dan DiClerico
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
eye Weekly
Catherine Tunnacliffe
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13

What the People say

Internet
2637 Netizens
17

Average .. 62%

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