Film featuring four families as they take to the road on momentous and trivial, touching and funny journeys, taking in the Isle of Wight, Cumbria and a prison visitor centre.
Long family car journeys. A bit of anticipation. A lot of scenery. And talk. Travels with My Family climbs aboard with four families as they take to the road on journeys which are momentous and trivial, touching and funny. In the process, the film unravels some of the preoccupations and secrets of the British family.
Kerry Lewis and his three young sons are driving to the Isle of Wight, but this is no ordinary trip. The four of them are en route to Compton Bay where they are going to scatter the ashes of the boys' mother a year after she died. The Hennessey family are taking their silent-movie obsessed son, a charismatic 16-year-old-boy with Aspergers, on a pilgrimage to the Stan Laurel museum in Cumbria, and Ian Craig and his sister Alison are driving to a prison visitor centre; a journey which, even a couple of years ago, they could have never imagined themselves taking.