Landmark Theatres: “TOAST”

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Ken Stott (left) as Niegel's father stands next to his new bride, Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter), as Nigel (Freddie Highmore) looks on.

 “Toast” is the ultimate nostalgia trip through everything edible in 1960’s Britain. Based on the hilarious and touching memoir of food writer Nigel Slater’s childhood, and set to the songs of Dusty Springfield, it’s a delicious love letter to the tastes and smells that turned a young boy into a lifelong foodie. Nigel’s mother (Victoria Hamilton) appears to have been the world’s worst cook, boiling unopened cans of food to a soggy pulp and nervously refusing young Nigel’s (Oscar Kennedy) suggestions that she try an occasional fresh vegetable. After many a ruined dinner they fall back on that old reliable, toast, the one dish she has mastered. But Nigel loves her dearly, and is devastated by her early death, leaving him and his lonely dad (Ken Stott) to look after each other.

When new cleaner Mrs. Potter (Helena Bonham Carter) arrives, her curves, charms and fabulous lemon meringue pies quickly bewitch Nigel’s father, and, much to his son’s horror, the three move to the country to live together. The one silver lining is domestic science class at Nigel’s new school, where Nigel (now played by Freddie Highmore) can finally shine. Soon he and Mrs. Potter have embarked on a highly competitive cooking duel, vying for Dad’s affections.

“Toast” is 96 minutes long, Not Rated, and opens October 28, 2011 at Landmark’s Hillcrest Cinemas for an exclusive engagement. For information and times, call 619.819.0236, or visit Film times and dates are subject to change.

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