Synopsis: Over a period of five years Karen takes her four young children on the long and laborious journey to visit her husband Ian,imprisoned for an unspecified crime. Away from the jail life goes on as the kids get into a fight over a taunt about their father by another school-kid and Karen,feeling lonely,sleeps with Eddie from the pub where she works. Towards the end of his sentence Ian is given a day out to spend with the family and disaster almost strikes after an allegation of drug smuggling,but somehow the family will pull through.
Genre: Drama
Production: Sundance Selects
  1 win & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


Come on, boys.

Got all your clothes laid out.

Come on now.

You've got to get up, we've not got

a lot of time this morning.

Doesn't want to go.

That's enough.

There we go.

Katrina, try to sit up

and have something to drink.

Try not to spill it now.

'On no account release the pod. '

'What's that? '

'Contact Scott.

Rendezvous in Thunderbird 2 hangar. '


Now, put your coat on, Shaun.

Put your hood up.

I got mine!

Right, got everything?


We're not going to the bus stop.

Not yet. We're going here first.

Come on.

Knock! Is she there?


Put your hood up, baby.

Hold onto my hand. Wait.

Let's go! Come on!

Robert! See if they've got a seat.

Oh, it's just too full.

Let's go further up.

Where are we going?

Going to London.

Why are we stopped?

I don't know.

This is strange.

Can I have a drink?


Can't get it open.

I can't get it open, Shaun.

Are you strong?


Show me your muscles.

I've got some.

Let me see your muscles. Then. Let me

see who's got the biggest muscles.

Here's my muscles.

Who's got the biggest muscles?


In this door here. This one.

Come on, baby.

Just hold onto Mummy.

That's your ticket.

Oh, yeah. Robert, this way.

Good morning, young man.

How are you this morning?

Thank you, sir.

Good morning, son. How are you?

This way.

Visitors for Ferguson?

Hi. Table seven, down the middle,

on the left.

Hello, mate.


How you doing? You OK?

How was Christmas?

It was nice.

Did you have a nice time?

Yeah, we've got

some photos to show you.

Oh! Little monkeys.

Got a lot of cards.

There's me and Shaun.

Stephanie made that card.

There's Katrina.

I know.

Katrina's speaking better now.


Yeah, a little bit better.

Ah, the dudes!

Look, the fish is dying.

What do you mean it's dying?

Yeah, well, look,

it's on its side all the time.

Maybe it just likes

swimming sideways.

I don't know what to do with it.

You tired?

Yeah, he's tired.

Did you get up early this morning?

What time did you get up?

We got up at four o'clock.

Yeah, it was really early.

It was dark.

That is early.

Are you looking after your mum?

You! Are you looking after your mum?

Stephanie is.

What do you mean, you're not?

What did I tell you?

Look after...

You're the man of the house.

So, what do you mean,

trouble at school?

What have you been doing, you?



Well, don't be naughty.

Have you been cheeky as well at

school? Or have you been a good boy?

Yeah, Shaun's been good.



You all right?

Can you finish your visits, please?

Thank you.

Finish your visits! Thanks.

You're Mr Pickles.

Mr Tickle.


Come here. Give us a hug.

Look after your mum, yeah?

OK. You be a good boy.

And you be a good boy as well.


That's a lovely hug.


Turn around, please.

Just turn around.

Thank you very much,

if you can go into the holding pen.

Anything you shouldn't have on you?


OK. Thank you.

Turn round, please.

Thank you.

Thank you very much.

If you can go through, please.

Can you take your bib off please?


What's wrong with

your trousers this morning?

There's nothing... Hold on! Hold on!

Now, Stephanie, I want you

to look after Katrina today.

You have a really good

first day, OK?

Have lots of fun, yeah?


See you later.


Morning, Karen.

Hiya, sorry I'm late, Peter.

The bus...

A- a-a-a-a-a...


D- d-d-d-d-d...

January, February, March,

April, May, June,

July, August, September...

Put the handles down.

Oh, yeah. Sorry.

So you can see the...

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Laurence Coriat

Laurence Coriat is a French screenwriter and short film director, best known for her work with Michael Winterbottom. more…

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