Certificate 12. Running time: 1hr 31min. Comedy, Drama, Mystery. Doors open at 7pm
Sometimes, Always, Never
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
“Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who adapted the film from his own short story, has crafted a joy of a script, which seeds its themes as elegantly as Nighy’s character, Alan, a Scrabble-obsessed tailor, wears his suits.”
“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.”
“An off-beat comedy written by Frank Cottrell Boyce in which Bill Nighy plays a controlling, mordantly witty Scouser coming to terms with the unwritten rules of life.”
This film is a distinct, articulate pleasure.”
Pre-Cinema Dinner in the Carriage
Why not book a seat on our “Supper Express” by the Whistle Stop Cafe in the Railway Carriage before enjoying this film. A two-course meal for £15 per head. Reservations essential: phone Sasha on 07878 806 199 to book.
A 12 and 12A certificate means
… “Films classified 12/12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the BBFCinsight
for that film in advance” – British Board of Film Classification