- General info
Alan (Bill Nighy) is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter (Sam Riley / Oliver Sindcup) and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
- Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe, Jenny Agutter, Tim McInnerny, John Donnelly, Oliver Sindcup, Louis Healy, Ella-Grace Gregoire, Alan Williams, Eithne Browne, Alexei Sayle, Andrew Shim
- Carl Hunter
- Roy Boulter, Alan Latham, Sol Papadopoulos
- Frank Cottrell Boyce
- Triple Word Score
- Parkland Entertainment
- Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 91 minutes
- English Hard of Hearing
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 2.40:1
- Deleted Scene
- Button Rules: Explaining the Title of 'Sometimes Always Never'
- Suits You: Top Tailoring Tips for the Bill Nighy Style
- Director's Photographs
- Theatrical Trailer
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- Sometimes Always Never review by OP
I don't know why the other reviewers have taken against this film. I really liked it. Its gentle and captivating, and could have been written for Bill Nighy. I found it sad and funny and well acted. A little off-beat, but that's what really makes it.
9 out of 10 members found this review helpful.
- Sometimes Always Never review by PM
Probably one of the worst films I've ever seen. If you're thinking of renting this don't bother. It's a slow storyline and from the backdrop it's obviously been done on the cheap, quite laughable in places
5 out of 11 members found this review helpful.
clever script not matched by the production or performances
- Sometimes Always Never review by PD
Mmm - one of those that attempts to deal with some serious themes (loss, grief, desire for familial connection etc) by being self-consciously 'charming', but for me I'm afraid both the acting and the production didn't match Frank Cottrell Boyce's clever, wry and witty script. The styling of the film seems to stand separately from the dialogue, which is realistic by comparison, and this, which includes an abundance of Wes Anderson-style symmetrical framing and frequent use of tongue-in-cheek title cards, only serves to distract the audience from what's going on rather than reinforce any emotive power the film might have, whilst the deliberately low-key performances just seem to lack depth and nuance to me. Add to all this a truly horrible sentimental ending, I'm coming away thinking this one, though admittedly watchable, could have been so much better, sadly.
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful.
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