At The Cinema  •  Now Showing Sometimes Always Never

★★★★ A distinct, articulate pleasure.

Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian

★★★★ The kind of role Nighy was born to play.

Joni Blyth – One Room With A View

Able to blend charming gruffness and winning affability with just the raise of an eyebrow, Bill Nighy has long proven himself one of Britain’s best character actors, and now he stars alongside Sam Riley and Alice Lowe in this stylish and heartfelt comedy-drama about a tailor searching for a lost son.

Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway ManGoodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.

A triple score-worthy supporting cast includes Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny.


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NSW: Event Cinemas (Macquarie, Castle Hill, Bondi, Hornsby, Tuggerah, Korata, Shellharbour, Cronulla, Beverly Hills), Palace Cinemas (Verona, Central, Norton St, Byron Bay), Dendy Cinemas (Newtown, Opera Quays), United Cinemas (Collaroy), Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Cremorne, Ritz Cinema Randwick, Roseville Cinema, Roxy Cinema Nowra, Cinema Paradiso Ettalong, Gala Cinema Warrawong, Nelson Bay Cinema, Empire Cinema Bowral

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WA: Event Cinemas (Innaloo), Palace Cinemas (Raine Square, Paradiso), Luna Palace Cinemas (Leederville, Windsor, Luna on SX)

SA: Palace Nova (East End, Prospect), Event Cinemas (Marion, Glenelg), Wallis Cinemas (Mitcham)

ACT: Palace Electric, Dendy Canberra, Event Cinemas Manuka

TAS: State Cinema Hobart, Village Cinemas Launceston

Carl Hunter
Bill Nighy
Sam Riley
Jenny Agutter
Tim McInnerny
Alice Lowe
Official Selection
BFI London Film Festival 2018
British Film Festival 2018
Run Time
87 Minutes