My Life So Far (1999)



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From the Academy Award winning producer of "The Mission, " "The Killing Fields" and "Chariots of Fire" comes a memoir of a most unusual family as seen through the eyes of one very adventurous child. At three, naughty Fraser climbed up on the roof. Now ten, he's going on an even more exciting journey... through adulthood. He gets his first taste of manly pleasures when his uncle's fiancée arrives: a seductive young French woman who teaches him the delicious truths about grown-up life - … More

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, including some nude pictures)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Donald, Denis Forman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 25, 2000
Miramax - Official Site


as Edward Pettigrew

as Gamma Macintosh

as Heloise

as Moira Pettigrew

as Gabriel Chenoux

as Elspeth Pettigrew

as Morris Macintosh

as Fraser Pettigrew

as Andrew Burns

as Uncle Crawford

as Aunt Eunice

as Debs Haig

as Ruth Haig

as Jim Skelly

as Tom Skelly

as Jim Menzies

as Mrs. Henderson

as Reverend Finlayson

as Donald Burns

as Cassie Burns

as Sir David Drummond

as Lillian

as Frances

as The Tramp

as Doctor Gebbie

as Euphemia Gebbie

as Young Miner

as Miner's Son

as Baby Fraser

as Baby Brenda

as Young Rollo

as Young Debs Haig

as Young Elspeth

as Old Gardener

as Andrew Burns
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Critic Reviews for My Life So Far

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (13)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | April 5, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Endearing and mild coming-of-age tale in 1920s Scotland.

Full Review… | July 2, 2013
Common Sense Media

Quite endearing.

Full Review… | January 3, 2009

Audience Reviews for My Life So Far

Cute, enjoyable film.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

First let me start by saying the "synopsis" attached here on Flixster has NOTHING to do with this film.

This film is an often charming and somewhat painfull look at one young (Scottish) boys coming of age and to the realization that his family (particularly his father) are not untouchable icons (as we tend to think of them when we are children), but are in fact flawed, repressed, real live human beings.

The film is JUST homoginized enough to loose a bit of it's potential, but is still not your average "family film" by any means.

The good solid performance from this impressive cast.

Robert C

Super Reviewer


This movie drove me crazy with it's slow pace

Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

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