Actor Richard E. Grant (Gosford Park) writes and directs his first film, a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age comedy-drama about a family in '60s Swaziland. Emily Watson, Gabriel Byrne and Miranda Richardson are among the hand-picked cast. Fine actors all, but it's young Nicholas Hoult (from About a Boy) who stands out as the traumatized young lad dealing with both his parents' bitter divorce and the final death throes of the British empire. A little like a British colonial version of The Squid and the Whale, but with a heavier emphasis on the histrionics. 120 minutes R.