From the creators of Outnumbered comes this sweet but ultimately flawed comedy about a dysfunctional family who embark on an unexpectedly eventful holiday to Scotland.
Viewers expecting an unchallenging watch will be surprised by the earnest tone with which the film addresses themes of life, death and love. The focal point is Billy Connolly’s Gordy McLeod, who becomes the conduit for these themes.
Don’t be fooled by the headline acts. The real stars of the show are undoubtedly the young cast. The film puts the three children right at the front of the stage and they deliver utterly charming performances.
Though heart-warming and refreshingly daring with one of its plot twists, the film doesn’t quite escape its televisual feel. The Scottish Tourist Board will no doubt be delighted, however, with the unceasing visual reverence paid to the Highlands.
CAST: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller
DIRECTORS: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
WRITERS: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin
SYNOPSIS: Together with their three children, feuding parents Abbie and Doug journey to Scotland for a relative’s birthday. Upon arrival, a series of events unravel which bring the family closer together.