A Feast at Midnight

Film, Family and kids
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A throwback to the days of the Children's Film Foundation: well-spoken kids teach a few bumbling adults a thing or two and sort everything out in time for a happy ending. Arriving at bleak Dryden Park prep school, new boy Magnus (Findlay) starts a secret food club to win over his classmates, tangles with a variety of public school types (Lee, Hardy, West), and falls in puppy love with a master's daughter (Faulkner). All the while, he writes to his sick father (Fox), honorary chairman of the Scoffers, and upper-class dispenser of culinary and life-related wisdom. There's the germ of a good family movie here but neither the script nor the production values are of a very high order.

By: AO

Release details

Duration: 106 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Justin Hardy
Screenwriter: Justin Hardy, Yoshi Nishio
Cast: Freddie Findlay
Christopher Lee
Robert Hardy
Edward Fox
Lisa Faulkner
Samuel West
Aled Roberts
Andrew Lusher
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