In My Father’s Den (2004)

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Avg Rating: 3.8 / 5. Voted: 29

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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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Russ
Russ
December 24, 2023 12:07 pm

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

fred fat
fred fat
December 23, 2023 1:42 pm

Die Steve

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

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

Jenson
Jenson
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.

No Malarkey Joe
No Malarkey Joe
December 22, 2023 12:03 pm

Really? Remember the meltdown when Trump won and the crying and whining for 4 years? The dems tried everything to get rid of him and nothing worked until Fauci invented Covid and killed several Americans so the dems could have political control back. Even then, they still had to cheat to win. 81 million remember?

William H Bonney
William H Bonney
December 22, 2023 11:19 am

Who fuckin cares, whats that got to do with the movie? Prickhead

THIS IS A FILM SITE
THIS IS A FILM SITE
December 21, 2023 8:55 am

Demon-rats not paying rent is about right.

kenzy
kenzy
December 21, 2023 12:22 am

biden called a 6 yr old hot why dont u point that out next?

Vampire Cat
Vampire Cat
December 20, 2023 9:31 pm

Hey Bringer of Poop, is that your review of the movie?
Trump can still run you numbskull.
😹

No Malarkey Joe
No Malarkey Joe
December 20, 2023 9:10 am

I guess you get the last laugh every time you go grocery shopping, buy gas or pay a utility bill. Oh, that’s right. You don’t have a job. Anyone that thinks Biden is a good president needs psychiatric treatment for TDS right away.

WomanInCrCoNi
WomanInCrCoNi
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]