• Unrated, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    S.J. Clarkson
    In Theaters:
    Oct 7, 2011 Limited
    On DVD:
    Dec 20, 2011
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Toast Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A poignant English coming-of-age drama about a stubborn and angry boy and the stepmother he can't abide.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2011
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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I found it poignant, amusing and endearing. No need for marmalade. Just butter, and enjoy.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

September 21, 2011
Sam Adams
Time Out New York
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It's the cinematic equivalent of wax fruit: Look, but don't bite.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
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Slater's book was evidently an ax-grinder, and the resulting film, directed with tone-deaf comic rhythm by S.J. Clarkson, shows pity and bemusement for the people raising Nigel but rarely human interest in them.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 20, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The film is agreeable in everything but it's treatment of Helena Bonham Carter's monstrous embodiment of lower-class pettiness, Joan Potter.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 18, 2011
Harvey S. Karten

A warm, amusing British memoir.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B+

September 13, 2011
Cole Smithey

[VIDEO] Lacking in purpose and logic "Toast" is an upside-down biopic from start to finish.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

August 17, 2011
Brent Simon

A period piece adaptation of a memoir that has a lot going for it, including nice production design, cinematography and performances. But it would do better with a bit less hearty of an attempted embrace of the whole truth, one surmises.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C+

June 20, 2011
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Based on the assumedly truish story of British food celebrity Nigel Slater, and blessed with a soundtrack of Dusty Springfield songs, Toast nevertheless doesn't go down quite as smoothly as it should.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B-

June 10, 2011
Leslie Felperin
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Like the lemon meringue pies and shrimp cocktails it features throughout, Brit comedy-drama Toast is tasty, hearty and rather conventional.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 19, 2011
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B

October 8, 2011
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
October 15, 2011
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