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Where Have I Been All Your Life? by Jim Field Smith

Where Have I Been All Your Life? by Jim Field Smith

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4.3.0 / 5


Liam's innocent quest uncovers a series of dark secrets in an otherwise quiet suburban household.

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A young man's personal search unlocks a series of revelations and recriminations that escalate from the emotional, via the darkly comic to the plain farcical. A short comedy starring Oscar-nominee Imelda Staunton, from the team behind acclaimed short "Goodbye to the Normals".

  • Liam

    James Corden
  • Suzie

    Katy Wix
  • Angela

    Imelda Staunton
  • Martin

    Perry Benson
  • John

    James Cosmo
Funded By
BBC Films and BBC Comedy in association with BBC Film Network as well as Idiotlamp and IE:Music
Selected By
BBC Comedy Shorts
Related Links

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IE:Music Management site


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5 comments posted.

  • Feb 27, 2012


    i loved it.really funny with strong characters and to top it off a Passenger soundtrack.brilliant :)

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  • Aug 8, 2010


    I liked it but the genre seemed to change half way through - it went from dark comedy to farce. 

    Corden started really well as he embraced the awkwardness of the situation but the script took him into his familiar typecast, his style bordering too much on David Brent.

    This could be Corden's take on the character or the script itself - even though it was funny with the 'will you tell my husband etc', I thought it was out of place and I didn't believe the characters would say those things in that position. Maybe the whole film was supposed to be farcical from the start but I didn't see it.

    As a whole, the story and concept was great with a professional cast to boot.

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  • Mar 16, 2010

    Michael Wincott

    I really enjoyed that. Really clever idea. Great actors too.

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  • Jan 14, 2010


    Highly enjoyable film. I smiled all the way through. Well done to all involved.

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  • Jan 2, 2010

    Nic Boardman

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