Sometimes Always Never

Comedy/Drama | PG | 91 min.


Uptown Theater 5 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 5:15 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Oct 27, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Rating:PG for language
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Langauge:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Carl Hunter
Cast:Bill Nighy
Sam Riley
Alice Rowe
Tim McInnerny
Jenny Agutter
Produced By:Roy Boulter
Alan Latham
Sol Papadopoulos
Screenwriter:Frank Cottrell Boyce
Music By:Edwyn Collins
Sean Read


Able to blend charming gruffness and winning affability with just the raise of an eyebrow, Bill Nighy has long proven himself one of Britain’s best character actors, and now he stars alongside Sam Riley and Alice Lowe in this stylish and heartfelt comedy-drama about a tailor searching for a lost son. Sharp of both suit and vocabulary, Nighy (The Bookshop), is winningly deadpan as Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor Alan, whose eldest son Michael stormed out of the house after a particularly heated round of the popular board game, never to return. Years later, Alan and his other son Peter (Sam Riley) continue the search while trying to repair their own strained relationship. Working from a witty and astute script by veteran screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce (The Railway Man, Goodbye Christopher Robin), Liverpudlian director Carl Hunter deploys a vivid visual style and striking production design to capture the shifting moods of a family who know plenty of words but struggle to communicate.