Sometimes Always Never

  • 12A

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Sometimes Always Never (2018, UK, Carl Hunter, 1 hr 31 mins, 12A) is an off-beat comedy-drama about a Scrabble-obsessed family. Years ago, Alan (Bill Nighy) and his two sons argued over a game of Scrabble resulting in the eldest son Michael storming out and not coming back. Thirty years later Alan and his estranged other son Peter (Sam Riley) meet to identify a body that may be Michael's. A recently retired tailor, Alan, is a man built of quirks and eccentricities, leaving us to question which are real and which are coping mechanisms. Bill Nighy gives a performance of tenderness and depth, under a convincing Liverpudlian accent, with flashes of humour that identify themselves in his quick, wry smile. The Sometimes, Always, Never of the title is explained through Alan's advice on the buttoning of a suit jacket (Top button - sometimes, middle - always, bottom - never). Defiantly British, this movie is an oddball gem with a cast of extraordinary performances and is a distinct, articulate pleasure. View the trailer herePlease Note:This film is in the Performance Hall at 7.45pm - there is another film on the same night at 7.30pm in Studio609. You cannot watch both screenings.

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