Film shot in South Sefton gets rave reviews in the USA


Film shot in South Sefton gets rave reviews in the USA

by Tom Martin (June 2020)

A FILM shot on Crosby beach and other parts of south Sefton that proved a big hit in the UK, has started to receive rave reviews in America after it was released last month.

Sometimes Always Never, which was first screened in this country last year, starts Bill Nighy and features several scenes filmed next to the Iron Men statues in Crosby, and other scenes shot in Maghull.

The film was directed by Edge Hill University senior lecturer Carl Hunter and written by Crosby-based screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Carl said: “It’s quite exciting to see the film talked about in such a wonderful way by The LA Times, Washington Post, New York Post or Variety. Shame I can’t be over there.”

Described in the USA reviews as “a witty, idiosyncratic British film” and “well worth a watch,” the reviews are also full of praise for the ‘talents of all involved’ and hailed as ‘enthralling”.

Sometimes Always Never  tells the tale of a Scrabble-obsessed Merseyside tailor, Alan, played by Bill Nighy, whose eldest son stormed out of the family home after a particularly heated game of Scrabble, never to return. Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son, Peter, before they can finally move on.

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