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 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.
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for sexual content, including some nude pictures
“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.
Director: Hugh Hudson
Writers: Denis Forman (book) (as Sir Denis Forman), Simon Donald (screenplay)
Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob
Country: UK | USA
Release Date: 26 August 1999 (Singapore)
Filming Locations: Ardkinglas House, Cairndow, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 1.99 GiB
Duration : 1 h 34 min
Overall bit rate : 3 015 kb/s