almost 3 years
It doesn't start at all. However, it's kind of good
over 3 years
started off promising, kept waiting for something to happen but nothing did?
Reasonably interesting coming of age drama. Don't watch while hungry
An interesting peek into Nigel Slater's origins.
over 7 years
Pressed all the right buttons. Incredible job by Helena Bonham Carter.
Toast (2010) is a British TV film directed by S.J. Clarkson, and based on cookery writer Nigel Slater's autobiographical novel of the same name.
Freddie Highmore plays a 15-year-old Slater, with Helena Bonham Carter as his stepmother and Ken Stott as his father. The first showing was on BBC One on 30 December 2010 and the film received a gala at the 2011 Berlin Film Festival.
The film was released in cinemas on 11 August 2011.
Nigel Slater is keen on cooking while his mother (Victoria Hamilton) is a poor cook with chronic asthma. As her illness worsens, so does Nigel's relationship with his father (Ken Stott). After Nigel's mother dies, his father begins to spend his evenings with newly divorced cleaner Mrs Potter (Helena Bonham Carter), whose signature lemon meringue pie is a hit with Mr Slater. The two embark on a relationship, and soon move to a remote part of the Herefordshire countryside with Nigel, who dislikes his father's new partner.
Nigel finds solace in home economics...