Wah-Wah Opens Limited: Friday, May 12 When I think back to my youth growing up in the Swaziland, I'm a British lad named Ralph ("About a Boy's" Nicholas Hoult) who's seen something pretty horrific: mum getting it on with dad's supposed best friend. While this has scarred me for life, my dad's not taking it too well either. A bitter divorce has left him a bona fide alcoholic, and even after marrying the American ex-air "hostess" Ruby (Emily Watson), he can't seem to give up his constant mistress, the bottle. Where does wah-wah come in? Apparently, this is how Ruby's flat-toned American ears hear our slang. Damn Yankee. Text by Hanh Nguyen. Photo courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films.