|Starring:||Selina Cadell, Helena Bonham-Carter, Nigel Slater, Victoria Hamilton, Matthew McNulty, Freddie Highmore|
|Rental release:||28 Mar 2011|
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Not what I was expecting!By a customer , 07 Apr 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]Not what I was expecting (a light hearted film about food in 60/70s). Much grittier- about the death of Slater's mum, being isolated, wicked step mum, dysfunctional father/son relationship, etc. But of course it featured food as well!
It was well acted, enjoyable, and entertaining. I'm a big fan of Nigel Slater anyway and thus found it interesting to know more about his background. Helena Bonham Carter is great.
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Determination Can Be a Winner!By laneyb (313 reviews) from Rochester, Kent , 28 Nov 2013I really enjoyed this film, it wasn't quite what I was expecting, it was actually better. Freddie Highmore as Nigel and Helena Bonham Carter were both just brilliant in their respective roles. Certainly a tear jerker! Interesting to learn how Nigel Slater got to where he is today! Just shows with determination you can do with your life what you want to do.
Tasty film.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 10 Mar 2013Helena Bonham carter. Story of young Nigel slater and how he came to being a chef. His mother dies and is replaced by newly divorced cleaner who is herself a prolific cook who inspires Nigel. But Nigel never likes or accepts her.
Surprisingly goodBy angecm (35 reviews) from London , 28 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Not what I was expecting, I didn't realize it was going to be based on a true story. Helen Bonham Carter is very good as well, as in Freddie Highmore. The story is very interesting. Definitely worth a watch.
Highly recommendBy StephhK (14 reviews) from Yorkshire , 20 Jan 2012This is defiantly one of them films you don't judge by it's cover (or title). It emotional journey about a boy's relationship with food and family, and at one point food and family battle. I personally enjoyed this and even enjoyed the second time round (with being the first time watching it on T. V.). Was happy to see Freddie Highmore make his return as teenage Nigel Slater his acting was spot on along with Helena Bonham Carter who did fantastic job as Mrs Potter. This film doesn't disappoint, highly recommend.
Great nostalgiaBy a customer , 29 Nov 2011Really enjoyed this-especially as I'm from Wolverhampton!Great Dusty Springfield soundtrack and very true to the era. Goes to show everyone can make it in life even if they've got a wierd family.