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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 11 September 2008
Gamma Macintosh's grand estate in the Scottish Highlands is the idyllic home of spunky Fraser Pettigrew, his eccentric, sphagnum moss-loving father, beautiful mother, and all his brothers and sisters. When Fraser is ten, his uncle brings his young fiancé to the meet the family; Fraser loses some of his innocence and the family dynamics begin to change.

Based on the childhood of a British media mogul and seen through his young eyes, "My Life" is a very gentle, very real slice-of-life story. Though nothing terribly unusual or exciting happens, we see a real family interacting in a genteel time and place that makes for a very sweet story. Fraser (Robert Norman) is a genuine kid; he wants to know everything at once, often says the wrong thing, and keeps secrets (or so he thinks). Gorgeous Colin Firth gives a winning performance as Fraser's absent-minded but loving father who succumbs to temptation. He's truly a remarkable actor and can convey wonderful emotions with just his eyes. Rosemary Harris ("Aunt May" in Spider-Man [2002]) is the wise old matriarch who rules the family and is the perfect grandma.

I liked the way the characters' dialogue often overlapped each other and at other times seemed mumbled - just like real people speak. There's an utterly genuine feel to the story that just unfolds, simply, and at times uneventfully, and yet we know these times will certainly be treasured when the boy grows up. To call this movie "charming" would be an understatement. If you like quiet, family-oriented stories, you'll enjoy "My Life So Far."
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on 15 August 2004
Fraser Pettigrew, a child growing up in post World War I Britain, enjoys an eye-opening summer when his French aunt Heloise comes to stay.
Some of the funniest scenes are; when the 3 brothers jump into a freezing
Loch, Naked. Telling his mum she should be a prostitute during a family dinner. And when his dad finds him in the "forbidden" tower, reading (dead) granddads secret stash of "naughty" books, while drinking whisky and smoking a cigar (he's only 10).
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on 14 February 2015
Very happy and will highly recommended to friends and family.
Brilliant service!
Thank you
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on 19 February 2013
Can't rate it as I couldn't play it on my DVD player - such a shame as I was looking forward to watching it
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on 16 June 2013
I know the DVD is excellent only I cannot see it ! Why do I still receive a DVD I cannot watch in Southern Africa, when I ordered it from Amazon .UK !!! not Amazon . com ( American only ) When the DVD arrived it had a little sticker on the cover saying Region 1 which I now gather is for American viewing ! How do I get a copy of this DVD that I can see in Southern Africa ????? I do still want a copy of this particular production.
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