Flashbacks of a Fool (2008)

114 min.
Plot  Joe Scott (Daniel Craig) is a has-been actor, who seemed to have had great success at one time but who now just spends his time drinking, doing drugs and sleeping with random women. The only person he has in his life is his personal assistant Ophelia and even she is getting tired of him. He receives a call from his mother to say his childhood best friend, Boots, whom he has not seen in years, has died. He attends a disastrous meeting with an up-and-coming director and his agent, who has lost interest in Joe. Joe learns he will not get the part he had hoped would restore his flagging career. His agent tells him that he is washed up, no one wants to work with him and quits. This upsets Joe, who goes for a walk along the beach and walks into the waves. Floating in the sea, he remembers his teenage life.

The film flashes back 25 years, to a 16-year-old Joe (Harry Eden) and his best friend Boots (Max Deacon). We find out that Boots has epilepsy and has recently had an attack in the c...



Daniel Craig
Adult Joe Scot
Harry Eden
Young Joe Scot
Claire Forlani
Adult Ruth
Felicity Jones
Young Ruth
Emilia Fox
Sister Jean
Ophelia Franklin
Jodhi May
Evelyn Adams
Miriam Karlin
Mrs. Rogers
Helen McCrory
Peggy Tickell
James D'Arcy
Jack Adams
Mark Strong
Mannie Miesel
Olivia Williams
Grace Scot
Julie Ordon
Carrie Ann
Gina Athans
Keeley Hawes
Jesse Scot


All Titles

Flashbacks of a Fool
English Original Title

Release Dates


United Kingdom




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