My Life So Far is a little gem of a film which had entirely escaped my notice until this week. The story of a boy growing up in Scotland between the World Wars it stars unknown child actor Robert Norman as Fraser Pettigrew and Colin Firth as his devout and eccentric inventor father.
There is a bit of adult content in this film, as Fraser finds his grandfather's stash of "girlie pictures" and books which explain things that pre-adolescent boys want to know, but their fathers aren't comfortable communicating. So...you may not want to watch this with the younguns, unless you want to answer some uncomfortable questions. But it is quite hilarious!
So if you want a sweet quirky film with a truly great ending, you'll love this one. And off I go on my quest to find other period films in need of rediscovering. Until something new comes out anyway!
P.S. This film is based on the memoirs of British television executive Denis Forman under the title of either Son of Adam or My Life So Far but unfortunately they both seem to be out of print.