Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never

Sometimes Always Never

Bill Nighy is a tailor who closes up shop to move in with his surly son Peter (Sam Riley), who stormed out of the family home years ago after a particularly heated round of Scrabble, in this comedy-drama.

2019Rating: PG, Sexual references87 minsUK
ComedyDramaFestival & Independent

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Flicks, Adam Fresco

Flicks, Adam Fresco

Bill Nighy is a tailor who closes up shop to move in with his surly son Peter (Sam Riley), who stormed out of the family home years ago after a particularly heated round of Scrabble, in this comedy-drama. Opens in NZ cinemas 13th June with sneak previews this weekend.

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Flicks, Sarah Ward

Flicks, Sarah Ward

In Sometimes Always Never, the inimitable Billy Nighy plays Alan, a haunted man who seeks solace in playing Scrabble. There is a great weight to his unique comic presence and the bittersweet drama around him is both stimulating and soothing, writes critic Sarah Ward. 

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Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

Don't lose sight of what you already have when searching for the elusive dream is the moral of this drama that explores the complex relationship between father and son.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

The appeal of a Bill Nighy character is hard to pin down. While his overall attitude to life is pessimistic, an irresistible desire to look for the joke lurking behind the bad news keeps breaking through and brightening the picture.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

The whimsy, in both script and visuals, can sometimes be grating.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Sometimes Always Never is a quintessentially British film; a damp slice of seaside village life, often ponderous and offbeat (perhaps to a fault, depending on your tolerance) but curiously endearing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...sweet without being cloying and quirky without being stupid...

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Adelaide Review

Adelaide Review

Often so self-consciously 'quirky' that you might occasionally want to scream, Sometimes Always Never is an odd, sad character piece that never really comes together, and feels fey and even twee.

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