Toast (2011)

Nigel's mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world's worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel's (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 20, 2011
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Critic Score: 59% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Like its namesake, "Toast" is crusty comfort food with little nutritional substance.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

For the most part, the movie feels like an emotional vacuum, mirroring the drab vanilla and mint green interiors of the Slaters' home.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Aren't foodies dull?

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

"Toast" has three things deserving of adoration: spectacular lemon-meringue pies, the songs of Dusty Springfield and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

"Toast," is by turns sweet and tart, airy and rich and, above all, a thoroughly irresistible confection.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

"Charming, but oddly under-motivated...Netflixable."

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Director S.J. Clarkson seems oblivious to the dissonance; perhaps he's deafened by the music.

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Alonso Duralde

Like going to a restaurant where they fill you up with tasty appetizers and delicious bread but then kick you out before the main course is served.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Enjoyment of this amiable nostalgia trip mostly hinges on one question: Do you care when the Observer scribe made his first pie?

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I actually know nothing about the man this is based on, so didn't know what to expect. Actually, it was pretty good. The kid who plays young Nigel is… More
Walter M.
While young Nigel(Oscar Kennedy) may love his parents(Victoria Hamilton & Ken Stott), he is nowhere near that fond of his mother's cooking, even though… More
Cynthia S.
What a wonderful little movie! Nice BBC film based on the early life of UK food critic Nigel Slater. Good performances by Oscar Kennedy as the young Nigel, and… More
John C
A "foodie flick" that is right up there with Babette's Feast and Eat Drink Man Woman in having the focal point being food glorious food. It was… More
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Freddie Highmore, Ken Stott, Matthew McNulty, Clare Higgins, Victoria Hamilton, Selina Cadell, Tracey Wilkinson Director: S.J.… More