The Free Movie of the Day on the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel today is the comedy Toast, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore
On the JoBlo Movies YouTube channel, we will be posting one full movie every other day throughout the week, giving viewers the chance to watch them entirely free of charge. The Free Movie of the Day we have for you today is the comedy Toast, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore. You can watch it over on the YouTube channel linked above, or you can just watch it in the embed at the top of this article.
Directed by S.J. Clarkson from a screenplay by Lee Hall, Toast is based on the memoir by Nigel Slater. The film has the following synopsis: Wolverhampton,1967: nine year old Nigel Slater loves his mother though she is a hopeless cook, her finest offering being toast whilst he has great culinary aspirations. When she dies of asthma Nigel is left with a distant father but worse is to come when the ‘common’ Mrs. Joan Potter arrives as the Slaters’ cleaner. Nigel fears, rightly, that her aim is to be the next Mrs. Slater and soon he has a new stepmother and is whisked away to the country. Joan is, however, a superb cook but this only makes for rivalry as Nigel, the only boy in his cookery class at secondary school, competes with her to find the way to his father’s heart. A weekend job in a pub kitchen introduces Nigel to an older boy, another great cook and gay like himself, who gives him the confidence and inspiration to leave home after his father’s death and head for the hotel kitchens of London.
Bonham Carter and Highmore are joined in the cast by Oscar Kennedy, Victoria Hamilton, Colin Prockter, Ken Stott, Matthew McNulty, Frasier Huckle, Kia Pegg, Rielly Newbold, Roger Walker, Rob Jarvis, Amy Marston, Selina Cadell, Louise Mardenborough, Corrinne Wicks, Marion Bailey, Tracey Wilkinson, Clare Higgins, Ben Aldridge, Sarah Middleton, Carol Cummings, and Nigel Slater himself.
Toast is the only credit on Clarkson’s directing filmography that isn’t part of a TV series or mini-series. Her other credits include Doctors, EastEnders, Life on Mars, Whitechapel, Ugly Betty, Heroes, House, Dexter, Bates Motel, Orange Is the New Black, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, Vinyl, Collateral, Succession, Anatomy of a Scandal, and more.
So take a look at Toast – it’s free! – then let us know what you thought of it by leaving a comment below or on the YouTube page.
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First appear at Free Movie of the Day: Toast, comedy starring Helena Bonham Carter and Freddie Highmore