When Did You Last See Your Father?
When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008)

Adapted from poet Blake Morrison's best-selling memoir by screenwriter David Nicholls and directed for the screen by Anand Tucker, And When Did You Last See Your Father? explores -- like its source material -- the complex, manifold… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 6, 2008
DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
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Critic Score: 72% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sensitive to a fault, Tucker's adaptation of the Morrison novel is nonetheless solidly scripted and well-acted; guard your heartstrings.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

The winning aspect of this adaptation of a best-selling autobiography is in the director's management of the points of view.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A small, beautifully acted piece adapted from the British poet Blake Morrison's memoir.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a disappointingly by-the-numbers drama that rarely lives up to the effectiveness of its performances.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Frustratingly stagnant at times but ultimately a moving story about a dying father and the son who must come to terms with him.

Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

What ensures our pleasure is the dialogue, which is supple, and the quality of the acting.

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David Cornelius

A bore of a memoir.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Everything in Water Lilies is more guarded, more complex and far more interesting than it seems.

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Annie Wagner
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

When Did You Last See Your Father? isn't so much a film by a director as a fantasy sprung straight from the mind of its narcissistic writer and subject.

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Prairie Miller

A keen and candid subjective scrutiny of parenting through the eyes of a damaged offspring, but a relentlessly grim, insular perspective that rarely ventures outside those long festering psychological wounds.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
It's hard to come to terms with seeing your parents as they are as human beings instead of parents. Then having to deal with losing one of them forever at… More
Walter M.
"When Did You Last See Your Father?" is a thoughtful, yet insubstantial, movie about why we should always appreciate our parents and never take them… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"A parent and a child. The past and the present. Memories and secrets. Can you know someone for a lifetime.... and not know them at all? The life… More
Mark Abell
An emotional journey by a man's grown son (Colin Firth), watching as his father (Jim Broadbent) dies. The tale recounts several moments in the difficult… More
Jennifer Xu
The whole father-dying-and-son-not-able-to-forgive-father's-past-infidelities thing has been milked past all recognition for the last few years, and I… More
John Ballantine
Once again, I really don't like overly sentimental films but this is one of the better exceptions. Great performances by Colin Firth and Alan… More