In My Father’s Den (2004)

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Avg Rating: 3.6 / 5. Voted: 23

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Directed by: Brad McGann
Starring: Matthew Macfadyen (Paul), Emily Barclay (Celia), Jodie Rimmer (Jackie), Colin Moy (Andrew), Miranda Otto (Penny), Toby Alexander (young Paul), Meredith Black (young Jackie), Antony Starr (Gareth), Jimmy Keen (Jonathan)
Country: New Zealand; Effed Up Australian-NZ Cinema
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs – inaccurate, more useful as a guide for the accent)
Runtime: 02:07:13
Genres: Siblings-Family, Older-Younger Relationships, Mystery

Plot – Spoilers:
A famous war journalist and photographer, Paul, returns to his picturesque hometown in New Zealand following his father’s death. Paul hasn’t been home since he left in a huff as a 17-year-old. So he skips the funeral service to avoid summoning buried family truths, but eventually has to socialize with his ostrich-farming brother’s family and an old girlfriend. This ex’s high-school daughter is a budding writer and starts to follow Paul around. Her age is about right to be his daughter and the two end up hanging together.

The townsfolk are mixed in how they view Paul. Those who knew him as a kid are proud of his achievements, the younger folk are attracted to his fame, but there are also some who see him as a pompous little prick. His non-committal expressions and behavior that boast life scars also manifest during sex, when all he can think of is getting the woman to strangle him with his belt.

Then the teenage girl goes missing and Paul is fucked.

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December 24, 2023 12:07 pm

A very good production just would have liked the ending to be a little happier.

Zed Man
Zed Man
December 23, 2023 1:14 am

Just wondering what all this political bullshit has to do with this movie?

December 22, 2023 1:11 pm

My father made me massage his soapy balls in the shower regularly, he used to fondle mine to & make me ejaculate, i started to like it, i like balls.

December 18, 2023 5:17 pm

And yet again, women are victims of male stupidity and lack of self-control.

* Jimmy Tingle *
* Jimmy Tingle *
December 18, 2023 8:24 am

In My Father’s [insert replacement word here]