My Life So Far (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Life So Far (1999)



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From the Academy Award winning producer of "The Mission, " "The Killing Fields" and "Chariots of Fire" comes a memoir of a most unusual family as seen through the eyes of one very adventurous child. At three, naughty Fraser climbed up on the roof. Now ten, he's going on an even more exciting journey... through adulthood. He gets his first taste of manly pleasures when his uncle's fiancée arrives: a seductive young French woman who teaches him the delicious truths about grown-up life - temptation, jealousy, passion and jazz - and gives his entire family a love lesson to remember.

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Colin Firth
as Edward Pettigrew
Rosemary Harris
as Gamma Macintosh
Irène Jacob
as Heloise
Tcheky Karyo
as Gabriel Chenoux
Kelly Macdonald
as Elspeth Pettigrew
Malcolm McDowell
as Morris Macintosh
Robbie Norman
as Fraser Pettigrew
Sean Scanlan
as Andrew Burns
John Bett
as Uncle Crawford
Anne Lacey
as Aunt Eunice
Olivia Preston
as Debs Haig
Sarah Turner
as Ruth Haig
Moray Hunter
as Jim Skelly
Jimmy Logan
as Tom Skelly
Brendan Gleeson
as Jim Menzies
Eileen McCallum
as Mrs. Henderson
Freddie Jones
as Reverend Finlayson
Stewart Forrest
as Donald Burns
Caroline Spencer
as Cassie Burns
Ralph Riach
as Sir David Drummond
Andrea Hart
as Lillian
Jenny Foulds
as Frances
Clive Russell
as The Tramp
Paul Young
as Doctor Gebbie
Pamela Kelly
as Euphemia Gebbie
Gordon McCorkell
as Young Miner
Neil McMenemy
as Miner's Son
Lorenzo Boni
as Baby Fraser
Robyn Cochrane
as Baby Brenda
Ross Anderson
as Young Rollo
Joanne Turner
as Young Debs Haig
Nicole O'Neill
as Young Elspeth
George Knight
as Old Gardener
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Critic Reviews for My Life So Far

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8)

These are characters for whom tone is more important than content.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Endearing and mild coming-of-age tale in 1920s Scotland.

July 2, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Quite endearing.

January 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

I found myself involved during the screening but the experience had faded a few hours later.

May 26, 2006 | Full Review…

With a fine cast, an inviting and pastoral setting, director Hugh Hudson has created a winning morality play that feels like a leisurely vacation.

December 6, 2004 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A lovely coming of age drama that reveals the bounties of a life filled with wonder.

March 3, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Life So Far

Cute, enjoyable film.

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer


This movie drove me crazy with it's slow pace

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

First let me start by saying the "synopsis" attached here on Flixster has NOTHING to do with this film. This film is an often charming and somewhat painfull look at one young (Scottish) boys coming of age and to the realization that his family (particularly his father) are not untouchable icons (as we tend to think of them when we are children), but are in fact flawed, repressed, real live human beings. The film is JUST homoginized enough to loose a bit of it's potential, but is still not your average "family film" by any means. The good solid performance from this impressive cast.

Robert C
Robert C

Super Reviewer

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