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Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score) (2020)



Critic Consensus: Like the grieving Scrabble enthusiast at the heart of its unique story, Sometimes Always Never scores high enough to be well worth a play.

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Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.


Critic Reviews for Sometimes Always Never (Triple Word Score)

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It's no real murder-mystery, but it does pose questions that transcend who did what to whom and when. One of which being whether or not you can really play "jazz" in Scrabble.

October 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Often, the whole shebang plays like a rattle bag of tropes, digressions and stray running gags. Then again, that randomness is perfectly apt...

June 23, 2019 | Full Review…

An off-beat comedy written by Frank Cottrell Boyce in which Bill Nighy plays a controlling, mordantly witty Scouser coming to terms with the unwritten rules of life.

June 16, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The sweet emotional payoff is an unexpected reward.

June 14, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Some of the animated interludes inch towards indie tweeness, but the film's tone is too singular to be swamped in formulaic whimsy. Despite spots of dead air - even because of them - it somehow sticks with you.

June 13, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A cherishable, rarefied mystery-comedy.

June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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