Based on the autobiography of UK television executive Sir Denis Forman (the names and who knows what else have been changed), this sentimental story of growing up in the bosom of a nutty Scottish family will charm some viewers and leave
others aching for a stiff drink. Young Fraser Pettigrew (Robert Norman) lives with his extended family at Kiloran, the rambling estate of his mother's family. Fraser love his mother Moira (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, whose accent wanders alarmingly) but worships his father Edward (Colin Firth),
a Beethoven-worshipping, jazz-hating, physical culture-embracing, eccentric inventor convinced that sphagnum moss is a miraculous substanc...