Adapted from a memoir by British writer Blake Morrison, this father-son drama never rises above the archetypal: its conflict will be familiar to all, its resolution a surprise to none. Jim Broadbent is the father, a blustering, self-absorbed physician who subjects his meek son (Colin Firth in the present action, Matthew Beard in the flashbacks) to an endless round of jolly humiliations. When dad is diagnosed with a terminal illness, the seething Firth has to make peace with the old man (and his history of sexual transgression) in time to wistfully spread his ashes. Anand Tucker (Shopgirl, Hilary and Jackie) directed tastefully but dully, indulging a serious fetish for mirror images inside the frame. With Juliet Stevenson. PG-13, 92 min.