Sometimes Always Never

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Family is a four letter word.

Bill Nighy is a tailor who closes up shop to move in with his surly son Peter (Sam Riley), who stormed out of the family home years ago after a particularly heated round of Scrabble, in this comedy-drama.

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Comedy, Drama, Festival & Independent

87mins

Rating: PG Mild themes and sexual references

UK

Screen International

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The whimsy, in both script and visuals, can sometimes be grating.

The Guardian

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This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.

FilmInk (Australia)

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...sweet without being cloying and quirky without being stupid...

Urban Cinefile

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Don't lose sight of what you already have when searching for the elusive dream is the moral of this drama that explores the complex relationship between father and son.

Adelaide Review

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Often so self-consciously 'quirky' that you might occasionally want to scream, Sometimes Always Never is an odd, sad character piece that never really comes together, and feels fey and even twee.

Sydney Morning Herald

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The appeal of a Bill Nighy character is hard to pin down. While his overall attitude to life is pessimistic, an irresistible desire to look for the joke lurking behind the bad news keeps breaking through and brightening the picture.