Written by Luke Barnes
After the death of her husband a woman, played by Emma Thompson, grapples with rediscovering her sexuality.
I think this film is a marvel. Not least for what it does in terms of pushing age boundaries in Hollywood and reconstructing the idea of a nude scene, but also because it is so earnest and tender.
For the most part the film is a series of conversations in a room between Thompson and a male prostitute, played by Daryl McCormack, who she hires. This could easily have become very boring and drawn out however, the film does a great job of exploring these characters and allowing us to see further and further past their carefully crafted masks as the film progress.
Furthermore, I thought the conversations between the two often became very heartfelt and insightful, not only reflecting the struggles of life but also the very notion of British repression. I thought the two actors had great chemistry together and the screen really came alive when they were interacting.
Overall, I thought it was a wonderfully thoughtful film.
The writing and the insight
The feel good nature of the film
It made me smile frequently
It certainly won’t be for everyone
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