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Flashbacks of a Fool

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Overview

Having squandered his stint in the spotlight on hard drugs and reckless sex, washed-up Hollywood has-been Joe Scott Daniel Craig reflects on the summer of innocence and tragedy that would alter the course of his life after receiving news that his childhood best friend has suddenly died. As he makes his way back to the quiet English seaside village of his childhood in order to attend the funeral, he finds his journey into the past becoming a journey of both redemption and self-discovery as well. Oliver Twist star ...
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Overview

Having squandered his stint in the spotlight on hard drugs and reckless sex, washed-up Hollywood has-been Joe Scott Daniel Craig reflects on the summer of innocence and tragedy that would alter the course of his life after receiving news that his childhood best friend has suddenly died. As he makes his way back to the quiet English seaside village of his childhood in order to attend the funeral, he finds his journey into the past becoming a journey of both redemption and self-discovery as well. Oliver Twist star Harry Eden plays the young version of Scott in a drama also featuring Olivia Williams, Claire Forlani, and Eve.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/5/2010
  • UPC: 013131688795
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Starz / Anchor Bay
  • Time: 1:53:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daniel Craig Joe Scot
Eve Ophelia Franklin
Harry Eden Teenage Joe Scot
Olivia Williams Grace Scot
Helen McCrory Peggy Tickell
Jodhi May Evelyn Adams
Miriam Karlin Mrs. Rogers
Keeley Hawes Adult Jessie Scot
Emilia Fox Sister Jean
Mark Strong Manny Miesel
James D'Arcy Jack Adams
Claire Forlani Adult Ruth Davies
Max Deacon Boots McKay
Jodie Tomlinson Jane Adams
Mia Clifford Young Jesse Scot
Felicity Jones Young Ruth Davies
Alfie Allen
Sid Mitchell
Technical Credits
Baillie Walsh Director, Screenwriter
Steffen Aumüller Executive Producer
Brian Avery Executive Producer
Lene Bausager Producer
Susanne Bohnet Executive Producer
Said Boudarga Executive Producer
Damon Bryant Producer
Mark Christie Associate Producer
Claus Clausen Producer
Struan Clay Editor
Daniel Craig Executive Producer
Daniel Detteridge Art Director
Laurence Dorman Production Designer
Sean Ellis Executive Producer
Liz Gallacher Musical Direction/Supervision
Marina Grasic Executive Producer
Richard Hadida Associate Producer
Des Hamilton Casting
Richard Hartley Score Composer
Genevieve Hofmeyr Producer
Jay Jopling Executive Producer
Gaby Kester Casting
Jan Körbelin Executive Producer
Conrad Kuhne Sound/Sound Designer
Winnie Li Associate Producer
John Mathieson Cinematographer
Donald McInnes Makeup
Robert Mitchell Executive Producer
Howie Nicol Sound/Sound Designer
Alexander Oakley Asst. Director
Glenn M. Stewart Executive Producer
Stevie Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Terbeek Associate Producer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great Film, Great Cast

    As usual, Daniel Craig is brilliant in this role and the young boy playing him as a youth is also great. The story is strong with flashbacks to his youth and the circumstances that made him what he is today. Great scenary and stunning glimpses of another land. Craig at his best. Worthwhile in having in your collection of films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great cast but disappointing film

    This film has a great cast. It stars Daniel Craig (who, in addition to his other attractions, is a great actor) and a group of talented British actors who will be instantly recognizable to any fan of PBS or BBC America. The script, however, is a mess. The premise is that Craig's character, Joe Scot, is a shallow, self-absorbed movie star whose life is deteriorating into a morass of alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. When Joe's childhood best friend suddenly dies, he first tries to drown himself, and then travels home to Britain to face his demons. I found this premise interesting, and enjoyed Craig's acting in the beginning of the film. However, I was ultimately disappointed by the banality and confusion of the long flashback sequence. I didn't think that anything that happened to Joe's teenage self was that unusual--it's just a case of a good-looking teenage boy being seduced by a troubled older woman--and the tragedy that ensues is not only clearly not his fault, but also has no logical connection to any of his future choices. In addition, there was not enough exposition of his relationship with the best friend whose death causes his suicide attempt, or his relationship with his mother and sister. I felt cheated that such a good cast was wasted on such poor material. If you are such a rabid Daniel Craig fan that you have to watch this one, don't buy it, rent it!

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    Posted December 29, 2009

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