My Family and Other Animals (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

My Family and Other Animals (2005)





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Author Gerald Durrell's childhood memoir comes to life in this Masterpiece Theater presentation starring Academy Award-nominee Imelda Staunton and detailing the journey of an eccentric family who seeks to escape the dreary English weather by making way to the sun-soaked Greek island of Corfu. Mrs. Durcell is a middle aged widow whose inability to lay down the law with her four adventuresome children has found her embarking on a series of strange adventures. Whether watching patiently as wild, avant-garde writer Larry rabble rouses with his unruly friends, ducking the buckshot of gun-obsessed Leslie, attempting to keep track of teen beauty Margot's bevy of boyfriends, or wondering at youngest son Gerald's amazing ability to bond with animals and insects, Mrs. Durcell is constantly playing catch-up with her energetic children in a household where "normal" is purely subjective and each new day brings a strange and wonderful adventure. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Eugene Simon
as Gerald Durrell
Tamzin Merchant
as Margot Durrell
Russell Tovey
as Leslie Durrell
Matthew Goode
as Larry Durrell
Dimitris Kaberidis
as Rose Beetle Man
Chris Langham
as Theodore Stephanides
George Couyas
as Turkish Boyfriend
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Critic Reviews for My Family and Other Animals

All Critics (1)

Brimming with fabulistic charm, this joint BBC/WGBH adaptation of Gerald Durrell's memoir offers the most lovable family of bona fide eccentrics that's been brought to film.

June 6, 2006 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for My Family and Other Animals

There are very few movies that I cannot even force myself to sit through, but sadly, My Family and Other Animals is one of them. It is just.... awful. Every scene, every moment. I would have expected it to be rather good, the story is intriguing in theory and Imelda Staunton and Matthew Goode are usually enjoyable to watch. Not even the benefit of being able to oogle Goode makes the thing worth watching. I could analyze every wrong the film makes, but to put it simply: there just is not any really praisworthy to mention. The film's been out for five years now and only 227 people have seen it. I really think it's probably best that way.

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