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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
Ralph Compton (Nicholas Hoult), a youth in Swaziland, witnesses the disintegration of his dysfunctional family, as Britain's rule in South Africa comes to an end. His father's (Gabriel Byrne) heavy drinking increasingly alienates Ralph and his stepmother (Emily Watson), so the teen's mother (Miranda Richardson) -- who left long ago -- returns to reclaim her family.

Cast: Gabriel Byrne , Miranda Richardson , Emily Watson , Julie Walters , Nicholas Hoult , Celia Imrie , Julian Wadham , Fenella Woolgar

Director: Richard E. Grant

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Wah-Wah (2005)

Release Date: May 12th, 2006|1 hr. 39 min.

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  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    To label the parents in Wah-Wah dysfunctional doesn't adequately describe their wildly inappropriate behavior. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The fascinating aspect of the rambling and involving film is how Ralph and this no-nonsense dame who married Dad become confederates. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Thanks to Grant's script and direction, the exotic Swaziland location (a film first) and an engaging cast, this smartly crafted drama radiates a gently comic pulse. show more

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