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Toast (2011)

Toast

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

September 23, 2011 (Limited)

Duration

96 min.

Studio

W2 Media

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

S.J. Clarkson

Producer

Faye Ward

Screenwriter

Lee Hall

Starring

Story


Nigel's mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world's worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel's (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh veg. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast-the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad (Ken Stott) to look after each other. When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel's father, and, much to his son's horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is Domestic Science class at Nigel's new school, where Nigel (now played by Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. P. have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad's affections.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..mildly entertaining..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..directed with tone-deaf comic rhythm by S.J. Clarkson, shows pity and bemusement for the people raising Nigel but rarely human interest in them..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
“..nevertheless doesn't go down quite as smoothly as it should..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]