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My Life So Far (1999)

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his ... See full summary »

Director:

Hugh Hudson

Writers:

Denis Forman (book) (as Sir Denis Forman), Simon Donald (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Firth ... Edward
Rosemary Harris ... Gamma
Irène Jacob ... Aunt Heloise (as Irene Jacob)
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio ... Moira
Malcolm McDowell ... Uncle Morris MacIntosh
Robert Norman ... Fraser
Tchéky Karyo ... Gabriel Chenoux (as Tcheky Karyo)
Kelly Macdonald ... Elspeth
Roddy McDonald Roddy McDonald ... Rollo
Daniel Baird Daniel Baird ... Finlay
Jennifer Fergie Jennifer Fergie ... Brenda
Kirstin Smith Kirstin Smith ... Meg (as Kirsten Smith)
Sean Scanlan Sean Scanlan ... Andrew Burns
John Bett John Bett ... Uncle Crawford
Anne Lacey Anne Lacey ... Aunt Eunice
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Storyline

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son and his older sister. Through the household comes a number of suitors hoping to impress the young woman, including an aviator. When the elder woman's son shows up at the estate with his French fiancé, everything gets thrown into turmoil. The young boy takes a sudden interest in her sexual allure and his father is disturbed by his own non-Victorian feelings. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Imagine a summer in paradise with nothing to do except everything your heart desires.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some nude pictures | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Miramax

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 1999 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

World of Moss See more »

Filming Locations:

Scotland, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,937, 25 July 1999

Gross USA:

$635,620

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$635,620
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 1927. See more »

Goofs

(at around 53 mins) When Edward crosses stage right to Uncle Morris MacIntosh a reflection of the boom mic is clearly visible in the glass covering the artwork on the back wall. See more »

Quotes

Fraser Pettigrew: [voice-over] I found an article about a thing called prostitution. I read it three times. It's one of the most interesting things I've ever come across.
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Crazy Credits

Grateful special thanks to the entire Miramax London operation and the people of Stracchur & Cairndow. See more »


Soundtracks

My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose
(1791)
Written by Robert Burns (as Robbie Burns)
Arranged by Harry Rabinowitz
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A nice, entertaining little "gem" of a movie, and great scenery.
4 April 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

"My Life So Far" is based on a true account of life in a Scottish family between WWI and WWII. It was filmed around Argyll, Scotland, and is certainly a beautiful movie to watch.

The story is told from a 10-year-old boy's point of view. His rather large family (8 or 10 children) live on the estate of his mother's mother. His dad is a bright man but is a somewhat impractical inventor. The single, rich uncle is threatening to evict them all when the matriarch dies.

The story unfolds nicely, the father comes to grips with some of his faults, relationships are examined. Music is well-integrated throughout the movie. It ends in a very satisfactory manner.

This basically "slice of life" movie holds your interest and is overall very entertaining. Not an earth-shaker, I give it a strong "7" of "10", meaning for me that it is better than 70% of the movies out there.


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