My Life So Far

My Life So Far

Hugh Hudson (1999)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This offering from Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson is a small, intimate portrait of one eccentric family in the Scottish highlands of the 1920s. Shot from the perspective of the family's ten-year-old son, the movie follows the traumatic events of a tumultuous year as the boy's madcap inventor dad (Colin Firth) has a fling with a visiting uncle's French fiancée (Irène Jacob). Crammed with quirkily memorable characters, the film's subject matter may be too twee for some tastes, though others will appreciate its fine evocation of an era long gone. The fine cast also includes Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Rosemary Harris and Malcolm McDowell.


Colin Firth stars as an eccentric inventor living on a Scottish estate during the 1920s, whose family find their peaceful existence disturbed when a host of strangers arrive - including suitors for his daughter's hand in marriage, and his brother-in-law's alluring fiancee. Malcolm McDowell and Rosemary Harris also star in this sensitive drama, which provides a few laughs along the way.

Cast & Crew

Edward Pettigrew Colin Firth
Gamma Macintosh Rosemary Harris
Heloise Irène Jacob
Gabriel Chenoux Tcheky Karyo
Moira Pettigrew Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Uncle Morris Macintosh Malcolm McDowell
Elspeth Pettigrew Kelly Macdonald
Fraser Pettigrew Robert Norman
Director Hugh Hudson
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Contains swearing.Available on: videoReleased on: 12 May 2000