UK director Mike Leigh returns with an intelligent and warm-hearted meditation on loneliness and longing for connection. With standout performances from a talented British cast, Leigh and award-winning UK screenwriter Georgina Lowe expertly explore the nuances of everyday life in a drama that is sweet, poignant and intimate. Co-produced by a host of UK companies including Film4.
Happily married middle-aged couple Tom (Jim Broadbent) and Gerri (Ruth Sheen) attempt to set up their recently-divorced friend Mary (Lesley Manville) with another friend, Ken (Peter Wight). Cracks in the plan become apparent when Mary shows more interest in the couple's adult son, Joe (Oliver Maltman), who is considerably younger than she is.