SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER
Alan is a man in his sixties, like everyone his life has been touched by a bit of tragedy (one of his sons went missing in his late teens), and disappointment (he has a very distant relationship with his other son and his grandson). Unlike most people however Alan believes that all this can be put right.
Monstrously insensitive, Alan barges into his adult son’s home and life, trying to make everyone have more fun, while at the same time being utterly oblivious to hurt and chaos he causes. He coerces his grandson into playing scrabble for money. He gets a new girlfriend. He becomes obsessed with the idea that his missing son can be found and is communicating to him through online word games. The odd thing is that – although he is a monster, the people around him really are becoming happier, and more self confident. But can Alan make himself happier too? Can he find his missing son? Sometimes Always Never is intriguing, odd, warm and funny and so much more than a play on words.
Genre: Comedy / Drama
Director: Carl Hunter
Cast: Bill Nighy, Jenny Agutter, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe, Tim McInnerny