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DIRECTOR Joel Hopkins
CAST Diane Keaton, Brendan Gleeson, James Norton, Lesley Manville
A touching story of love in later life between an American woman and a down-and-out living on Hampstead Heath starring Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson.
Inspired by a true story and directed by Joel Hopkins (Last Chance Harvey), this charming and funny life-affirming tale shows that love can be found in the most unexpected places and second chances can come at any age. Emily (Diane Keaton), an American widow living in Hampstead, is drifting through life until she meets down-and-out Donald (Brendan Gleeson). When his ramshackle hut on the Heath is threatened by developers, she steps in to help and a touching and tender friendship develops.
(2017 UK 103 mins)
Diane Keaton’s forte, her distinctively nervous, awkward charm, has worn beautifully well and borne her along triumphantly in an astonishingly long reign as a romantic-comedy queen —the Elizabeth II of romcom, if you will. But it’s the great Brendan Gleeson who’s the biggest surprise here … he’s cute, breezy and bright-eyed even when he’s in grumpy mode. He may look like a breaching, gingery whale emerging from a bathe in one of the Hampstead ponds, but this is a man you would happily hang out with on a picnic under Karl Marx’s Highgate Cemetery headstone or a stroll through the British Museum. Angie Errigo, Empire
BBFC advice: Contains moderate bad language
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