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By March 1, 2019 Homepage, Season 22 films

His son is missing, his family is lost, but his dress sense is immaculate. Bill Nighy is spellbinding as a Scrabble obsessive searching for his estranged son in this elegant, off-beat drama-comedy.

A triple-word score of a movie…the presence of Bill Nighy, funeral-faced national treasure, will no doubt be a key selling point for this tragicomic drama. But the real star is behind the scenes. Screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who adapted the film from his own short story, has crafted a joy of a script, which seeds its themes as elegantly as Nighy’s character, Alan, a Scrabble-obsessed tailor, wears his suits.The Guardian ★★★★

U.K., 2018 | Language: English| 91 minutes | Cert: 12a

Director: Carl Hunter

Cast: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe, Tim McInnerny, Jenny Agutter