This is a lovely movie. A bit sad at times but it all works out it the end. I've seen Nigel Slater's cooking program on tv and its charming.
Helena Bonham Carter at her insane best. Love it.
Every now and then a film gem comes along and I think ‘Toast’ is one of those. It’s a well-crafted film and S.J. Clarkson makes the most of the script, which is terrific as are the performances, all of whom are equally good. Based on the autobiography of Nigel Slater’s book it follows his early childhood into late adolescence. But it’s more than a coming of age film; it is witty and poignant and explores relationships without compromise.
An unexpected pleasure with 60's Britain beautifully recreated in every detail.
The whole family enjoyed this; our 12-year-old daughter was intrigued: it's quite different from mainstream teenage fare. It is quite sad, but there are plenty of humorous bits to leaven the dough. In the end, an uplifting story about finding your way in life. Helena Bonham-Carter was marvellous. I hadn't seen any of the other actors in anything before, but they were all fantastic in their roles.
Not a great translation of the book to the screen (get the book it's an easy read and it's full of hilarious snippets) this is still an engaging movie. Ken Stott making a comeback is good to see and finally Freddie Highmore gets a mature, adult role (and gets to, quite touchingly, kiss----snog really---another lad!) Yes there are gay themes here. Enjoy. I did.
Good, story line is limited though.