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A food-obsessed youngster competes for his father's affections against a cleaning woman who knows that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach in director SJ Clarkson's adaptation of Nigel Slater's best-selling memoir. Growing up, Nigel (Freddie Highmore) never knew the simple joys of a home-cooked meal. While his asthmatic mother places the family on a steady diet of canned food, young Nigel pores over gourmet cooking books with the enthusiasm of an adolescent who's just discovered his first Playboy Magazine. Later, as Nigel's mother begins to fall ill, the relationship between the young boy and his gruff father grows increasingly strained. Shortly after Nigel's mother dies, his father hires a new cleaning woman named Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) -- who also happens to be a wiz in the kitchen. His father enchanted by Mrs. Potter's show-stopping lemon meringue pies, the conflicted adolescent is aghast when he learns that the housekeeper will soon be his stepmother, and the family will be moving to the country. Nigel's initial horror quickly turns to elation, however, when he discovers that the local school offers a domestic science class. Before long, Nigel has become something of a culinary artist himself, and uses his skills to win back his father's affection one bite at a time. Later, after Nigel lands a job in a local pub, he discovers a whole new world of opportunity that will take him to the world-renowned Savoy Hotel in London after his father passes away.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/17/2012
UPC: 0014381759822
Original Release: 2010
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freddie Highmore Older Nigel Slater
Helena Bonham Carter Mrs. Potter
Victoria Hamilton Mum
Ken Stott Dad
Oscar Kennedy Young Nigel Slater
Frasier Huckle Warrel
Ben Aldridge Stuart
Matthew McNulty Josh
Selina Cadell Ruby
Clare Higgins Mavis
Kia Pegg Milk Girl
Rielly Newbold Leonard
Roger Walker Gardener
Robbie Jarvis Fishmonger
Amy Marston Primary School Teacher
Louise Mardenborough Rachel
Corrinne Wicks Secondary School Teacher
Marion Bailey Mrs. Adams
Tracey Wilkinson Sheila
Sarah Middleton Beany
Nigel Slater Chef

Technical Credits
SJ Clarkson Director
Sarah Arthur Costumes/Costume Designer
Ruth Barrett Score Composer
Matt Biffa Musical Direction/Supervision
Balazs Bolygo Cinematographer
Karen Bruce Choreography
Tomas Burton Production Designer
Marco Ciglia Asst. Director
Carl Clifton Executive Producer
Hannah Farrell Associate Producer
Nicole Finnan Executive Producer
Liana Del Giudice Editor
Lee Hall Screenwriter
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Jamie Laurenson Executive Producer
Dan Lawson Executive Producer
Crispin Layfield Stunts
Adam Lock Asst. Director
Alison Owen Executive Producer
Eugenio Perez Associate Producer
Dave Sansom Sound Mixer
Emma Scott Makeup
Tim Sykes Art Director
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Ceri Walford Costumes/Costume Designer
Faye Ward Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Toast
1. Scene 1 [11:15]
2. Scene 2 [5:19]
3. Scene 3 [7:24]
4. Scene 4 [11:36]
5. Scene 5 [12:35]
6. Scene 6 [6:26]
7. Scene 7 [5:24]
8. Scene 8 [6:20]
9. Scene 9 [5:34]
10. Scene 10 [12:18]
11. Scene 11 [9:00]
12. Scene 12 [2:55]

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