(2020) (Bill Nighy, Sam Riley) (PG-13)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Drama: A man tries to find his long-missing son, all while his second son tries to deal with their tenuous relationship.
Alan Mellor (BILL NIGHY) is a stylish tailor who's shown up in a coastal town to meet his adult son, Peter (SAM RILEY), to check whether a recently discovered body is that of Peter's long-missing brother, Michael. Also, there are Arthur (TIM McINNERNY) and Margaret (JENNY AGUTTER) whose son is likewise missing, and they and Alan try to divert their troubles by a game of Scrabble the night before meeting the coroner.
When Alan and Peter learn it's not Michael, they return home, with Alan unexpectedly showing up Peter's home -- where he lives with his wife, Sue (ALICE LOWE), and their teenage son, Jack (LOUIS HEALY), who's smitten with a teen he sees every day on the bus, Rachel (ELLA-GRACE GREGOIRE).
Peter has misgivings about his father, not only from his childhood where they played with second-rate knock-off toys rather than the real thing, but also from their father viewing him as second-rate compared to the prodigal son.
With Alan bonding with his grandson and using his computer in hopes of finding Michael through an online Scrabble community, Peter tries to mend his relationship with his dad.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Unless they're fans of someone in the cast it doesn't seem too likely.
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
- For thematic elements and some sexual references.
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