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Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability. (IMDb)

Come for David Tennant and Rosamund Pike, stay for the kids. Don’t get me wrong, Tennant and Pike are lovely in this movie, but the three actors playing their kids (Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, and Harriet Turnbull) steal the show. Smalldridge and Turnbull are right in that kids say the damndest things stage, to absolutely hilarious results. Jones shows an acting maturity far beyond her age, playing the oldest, and most insecure, of the kids. And having Billy Connolly around as the grandpa is never a bad idea. Honestly, I think this may be one of my favorite “dysfunctional family” movies I’ve seen in quite some time. I would be laughing out loud one scene, crying (like gross tears streaming down my face crying) in the next scene, and then laughing again. Also, having the Scottish countryside as the setting led to some really pretty shots. Overall, this is a really honest portrayal of growing up and growing old and I would have absolutely no problem watching it again.



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