Sometimes Always Never (2018)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Mystery

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A detective fantasy / family drama where a love of words helps a father reconnect with a missing son.




  • Tim McInnerny and Bill Nighy in Sometimes Always Never (2018)
  • Tim McInnerny in Sometimes Always Never (2018)
  • Sam Riley and Alice Lowe in Sometimes Always Never (2018)
  • Bill Nighy and Louis Healy in Sometimes Always Never (2018)
  • Jenny Agutter and Tim McInnerny in Sometimes Always Never (2018)
  • Bill Nighy and Sam Riley in Sometimes Always Never (2018)

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4 April 2019 | tm-sheehan
| Such a clever script and concept-
What a clever quirky little movie that proves when done well the British succeed where other fail.

No plot or spoilers here as it would ruin the movie but all the performances headed by Bill Nighy as Alan are superb. Bill Nighy plays droll eccentric old men better than anyone I can think of I can't imagine anyone else doing justice to this role. The last time I saw Bill Nighy in a movie was The Bookshop and even though it was not the starring role ,he played an almost Dickensian character he stole that movie

The only thing I'll say about the story is that it's about two families,both have suffered loss and both are bought together by the game of Scrabble.

The supporting cast of Sam Riley as Peter Alan's son and Jenny Agutter ,(out of habit as Sister Jullienne) well and truly in this film plays Margaret touchingly and with great humour ,this is a very funny movie ,almost a comedy but with a lot of pathos Tim McInnerny as Margaret 's droll husband is also very good. Also the rest of the cast Alice Lowe ,as Peters wife and Oliver Sindcup as young Peter are very very good.

Frank Cottrell Boyce ,who wrote screenplays for Goodbye Christopher Columbus ,Railway Man,and Hillary and Jackie among other films and television is one of the most respected writers for the British screen and it's easy to understand why.

I don't know much about director the Carl Hunter but if Sometimes Always Never is an example of his directing I hope to see more of his movies.

Don't miss this one.

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