Don’t let the fact that the actors in this film are in the older age bracket put you off! You’d be missing out on a fantastic light-hearted film with elements of comedy, romance and drama. This is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long time and I would highly recommend it to others.
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, David Hayman, John Sessions, Josie Lawrence and Joanna Lumley
Plot: Lady Sandra Abott (Imelda Staunton) discovers that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence). She packs up her belongings and moves into her sister Biff’s council estate flat (Celia Imrie). At first, the two clash as Sandra is typically uptight and used to a higher standard of living, whereas Biff is free-spirited and without airs or graces. Sandra takes her along to her community dance class where she meets Biff’s friends Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman). The sad part of the film is that Biff is dying of cancer but true to her spirit, the film deals with this appropriately when the dance group go to Rome for a performance and she passes away the next day. The film ends when Sandra is given the choice of reconciling with her estranged husband but she ultimately decides to go on a boat tour of France with Charlie.