My Life so Far

My Life so Far

Director: Hugh Hudson Cast: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob

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Director Hugh Hudson, who made his directorial debut with the award-winning Chariots Of Fire, returns to the theme of British life in the 1920s in the bittersweet family drama My Life So Far. Gamma Macintosh (Rosemary Harris) is the matriarch of a family that inhabits Harewood House, a castle in the Scottish Highlands. Besides Gamma, the adult heads of the household are her daughter, Moira (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) and Moira's husband Edward Pettigrew (Colin Firth), a mildly eccentric inventor who tinkers with experimental automobiles and airplanes. Moira and Edward have two children, son Fraser (Robbie Norman) and daughter Elspeth (Kelly Macdonald). One day Moira's brother Morris (Malcolm McDowell) stops by with his fiancée, a French woman named Heloise (Irene Jacob), whose beauty and sophistication turns Edward's head and stirs new emotions in young Fraser. Filmed in 1997, My Life So Far remained in the editing room until 1999, when it was shown in a special benefit screening at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0096009780692
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: Miramax Echo Bridge
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:35:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Firth Edwart Pettigrew
Rosemary Harris Gamma Macintosh
Irène Jacob Heloise
Tchéky Karyo Gabriel Chenoux
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio Moira Pettigrew
Malcolm McDowell Morris Macintosh
Kelly MacDonald Elspeth Pettigrew
Robbie Norman Frarser Pettigrew
Kirstin Coulter Smith Actor

Technical Credits
Hugh Hudson Director
Howard Blake Score Composer
Rudi Buckle Sound/Sound Designer
John Frankish Art Director
Andy Harris Production Designer
Bernard Lutic Cinematographer
Steve Norris Producer
Patsy Pollock Casting
Emma Porteous Costumes/Costume Designer
David Puttnam Producer
Scott Thomas Editor
Paul Webster Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bill Westley Asst. Director
Ken Weston Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- My Life So Far
1. Ambition [6:02]
2. Emperor of the Air [7:00]
3. Uncle Morris [7:28]
4. Heloise [8:53]
5. Ignorance [6:13]
6. Fishing For Knowledge [4:04]
7. Serious Changes [3:59]
8. Dinner Conversation [7:03]
9. Fits of Delirium [5:54]
10. Moral Fiber [4:44]
11. Gay Gordons [6:17]
12. Curling [6:29]
13. Gamma [3:26]
14. Turmoil [9:05]
15. Necessary Rebellion [8:00]

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My Life so Far 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this film. It was a lovely surprise as only the British can do. A period piece and based on a true story, the casting, acting, and directing are superb. Your heart goes out to the young Fraiser. Lastly, if you love music from Scotland, like me, you will adore this film.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This exquisite movie is based on the autobiography of Sir Denis Forman (''Son of Adam''.) It has a superb cast, especically the title role of 10-year ''Fraser'' played by Robbie Norman. He is so adorable! Colin Firth, as Fraser's father Edward Pettigrew, is in his top form. Firth is such an amazing actor - he can envoy such intensity of emotion with his eyes. As in his protrayals of ''Mr. Darcy'' in ''Pride & Prejudice,'' and in his much earlier film, ''A Month in the Country,'' his restraint and surpassed emotions come across with such impact. It seems that the less he has to say, the better. (However, one could listen to his deep, posh voice all day long!)There is a slight error in the ALL MOVIE REVIEW above as supplied by Barnes & Noble. The Pettigrew family consisted of 10 children, not two. Fraser and Elspeth were the focus.