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Finding Jamie is a 2017 British drama film written and directed by Ifan Barber and starring Asa Butterfield in the title role of Jamie Henderson. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for 6 Oscars, winning 3.

Plot

After not doing as well in his exams as he'd hoped, Jamie Henderson (Asa Butterfield) instead gets accepted into his second choice university. After a conversation with his grandmother (Alison Steadman), Jamie decides to withdraw from going to university and take an impromptu gap year. Using his savings and a little help from his boss at his part time job (James Corden), Jamie packs up and decides to head to India for 6 months to find himself and decide what path to take next. Little does he know that his gran has only been given 3 months left to live, but she stopped his mum (Kate Beckinsale) and dad (Ioan Gruffudd) from telling him before he left.

Cast

  • Asa Butterfield as Jamie Henderson
  • Alison Steadman as Verity Harper/Gran
  • Kate Beckinsale as Helen Henderson/Mum
  • Ioan Gruffudd as Mark Henderson/Dad
  • Priyanka Chopra as Indira
  • Dev Patel as Aveed
  • Nina Wadia as Parminder
  • James Corden as Jack Booth
  • Una Stubbs as Mrs Ethel Allen

Reception

Critical

The film received positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 88% of critics gave the film a positive rating, based on 150 reviews, with an average score of 7.6/10. On Metacritic, which uses a normalised rating system, the film holds a 72/100 rating, based on 35 reviews, indicating "generally favourable reviews".

Box Office

Finding Jamie grossed $56.2 million in North America and over $151.2 million in other territories for a total of $207.4 million, against a budget of $20 million.

Accolades

Award Category Recipient Outcome
BAFTA Best Actor Asa Butterfield Won
Best Supporting Actress Alison Steadman Won
Best Supporting Actress Priyanka Chopra Nominated
Best British Film Finding Jamie Won
Academy Award Best Picture Finding Jamie Nominated
Best Actor Asa Butterfield Won
Best Supporting Actor Ioan Gruffudd Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Alison Steadman Won
Best Supporting Actress Priyanka Chopra Nominated
Best Original Screenplay Ifan Barber Won
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