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Waterboys Dir. Robert Jan Westdijk

  • Netherlands
  • 103 mins
  • 2016
  • Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Colour
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Main Cast: Leopold Witte, Tim Linde, Julie McLellan, Helen Belbin 

You can’t choose your father. Neither can you choose your son. Victor is a cynical crime novelist; his son Zach is a cello-player. When they get thrown out by their women on the same day, the two men have to sort out themselves and their relationship during a turbulent trip to Scotland where Victor’s latest book has to be promoted. Waterboys – named after Mike Scott’s band – is a film about a father who needs to grow up and his son who should take life less seriously. Robert Jan Westdijk has put together a wonderful, feel-good romantic comedy-drama, with subtle life lessons; he is helped no end by performances from a combination of Dutch and Scottish actors that is a joy to watch. Do yourself a favour and catch this film, it’s a treat – with a kicking sound track to boot!

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