All in Good Time

Dir: Nigel Cole


94 mins


Director Nigel Cole follows up Made in Dagenham and Calendar Girls with another winning comedy drama about British life.

This time the setting is contemporary Bolton, where Atul and Vina celebrate their wedding and look forward to jetting off for a honeymoon in the sun. But on arriving at the airport, they find their flight cancelled, the travel agent bankrupt, and, left with no alternatives, return to Atul’s parents’ house to spend the first few days of their married life in a small room next to his mother Lopa and larger-than-life father Eeshwar.

With a sharp script by Ayub Khan Din (East is East), and loosely based on the classic British film The Family Way, All in Good Time offers by turns funny and moving moments in a breezy portrait of a contemporary British Asian family. As the strain begins to show in the young couple’s new marriage, the film delves deeper into the complex relationship between father and son to telling effect, aided by a bravura performance from Harish Patel as the family’s patriarch.

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