Doug and Abi take their three children to the Scottish Highlands for the birthday party of Doug's father. While grown-ups strive for the family's flawless façade, the elderly and the young team up to embrace life by the shore. Despite the clichéd ending, this is a well-scripted film with good characterisation, an appropriate dose of irony and wittiness, remarkable performances from the kids and Scotland as the most charming persona of all.
What We Did On Our Holiday | Directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin (UK 2014) with Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly. Starts November 20.
Originally published in issue #132, November 2014.