4.5

The First Beautiful Thing

Comedy Drama


 

A misanthropic professor returns to his hometown to assist his dying mother.

A mother's life is recounted through the memories of her son, and the present viewed through his eyes. "The First Beautiful Thing" is about the everyday frustrations of family, the people closest to us who we never quite forgive for being themselves. The acting is engaging, warm, and vulnerable, as characters are authentically portrayed in this humorous and at times very moving story. The film moves seamlessly between past and the present, the scenes coloured with familial warmth. A truly beautiful thing.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 23rd September 2010
122 mins