Rating = C+

The previews make this look like a comedy, but it is actually a quite sad movie. It is apparently quite autobiographical by a first time writer and director (who is normally an actor), and thus has flaw typical of many personally-based first books. The setting — among British officials in colonial Africa at the time of Independence — made it hard for me to care about these characters: I'm just not much interested in this ruling class of Brits. However, the coming-of-age story of the boy did get to me in the end.