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      Flashbacks of a Fool

      R 2008 1h 53m Drama List
      41% Tomatometer 22 Reviews 51% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings When washed-up British actor and drug addict Joe Scott (Daniel Craig) learns that his best friend, Boots (Max Deacon), has died, he reflects on his past as he travels back to his hometown on the English coast. Most of all, he thinks of the tragedy he caused when he became involved with two women at the same time: older Evelyn (Jodhi May) and young Ruth (Felicity Jones), a girl Boots also liked. Joe arrives too late for Boots' funeral, but he gains a chance to make things right with Ruth. Read More Read Less
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      Despite Daniel Craig's earnest efforts, Flashbacks of a Fool suffers from an ambitious but underdeveloped script.

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      Leslie Felperin Variety Whiile pic doesn't exactly feel like a vanity project, its weak script might have kept it forever in development hell if debutant writer-helmer Baillie Walsh weren't the topliner's good buddy. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Fionnuala Halligan Screen International Flashbacks flounders in the final third. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Kyle Smith New York Post The bizarre secret isn't nearly interesting enough to justify the long buildup to it, and since it amounts to bad luck it doesn't really reveal anything about the actor, anyway. Rated: 1.5/4 Oct 17, 2008 Full Review Kristin Battestella InSession Film If you go into this viewing knowing what the story gets right, it’s easy to appreciate the English quaint and harrowing lessons. Jul 25, 2023 Full Review Louise Keller Urban Cinefile Charismatic Daniel Craig plays Joe Scott, a washed up movie star, addicted to a misspent life of sex, drugs and uncool behaviour Mar 21, 2009 Full Review Andy Klein Los Angeles CityBeat ... an uninspired rearrangement of familiar elements, with little emotional force to justify the entire project. Nov 12, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      neil t This is a fabulous film, a great story and top class performances .... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/15/23 Full Review Lawl B One of my all time favourite films, great acting and the music is sublime. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Tim R I liked this movie - story is interesting and dialog it leaves room for the imagination. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/20/22 Full Review lil j A perfect Jewel of a film about the human heart and ties that bind. it is well cast, extremely well acted by all and beautifully shot. these are not cookie cutter characters like James Bond. it has some thing for everyone. Handsome burned out movie stars, nervous mothers of teenagers, The sensitive kid in town who is following his Creative instincts which bring him fame and in the process he leaves behind his first love and possibly one true love. it is one of the best love stories ever end and unlike most American films there is not a perfect ending. It is neither happy nor unhappy. it leaves you asking questions about your own choices in life and about desire and redemption. The critics are wrong. It needs to be watched not only with the mind engaged but the heart engaged. Which leads one to wonder if being a critic precludes having a heart. Also it really made me like Dan Craig for taking the money from his first Bond film and making this little gem with a friend. Enough said. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review colin m Past and present. A great movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie ,what a movie should be starting with a good story and great acting Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When washed-up British actor and drug addict Joe Scott (Daniel Craig) learns that his best friend, Boots (Max Deacon), has died, he reflects on his past as he travels back to his hometown on the English coast. Most of all, he thinks of the tragedy he caused when he became involved with two women at the same time: older Evelyn (Jodhi May) and young Ruth (Felicity Jones), a girl Boots also liked. Joe arrives too late for Boots' funeral, but he gains a chance to make things right with Ruth.
      Director
      Baillie Walsh
      Producer
      Lene Bausager, Damon Bryant, Genevieve Hofmeyr, Claus Clausen
      Screenwriter
      Baillie Walsh
      Rating
      R (Some Drug Use|Nudity|Language|Strong Sexual Content)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 27, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.0K
      Runtime
      1h 53m