Judy Dench is one of the incredibly rare actors that seemingly everything she does is worth watching and this was no exception. I was interested in Steve Coogan, an actor I had only seen in comedies*, taking a quite good dramatic turn. Many small details in this film delight, especially for anyone of a certain age who has a mother of a greater age, and I was surprised to be shocked and moved as much as I was.**
Cost: Free due to Regal Crown Club kicking me out a free movie.
Where watched: Some huge Regal Theater in East Vancouver with Kelly and Margaret.***
*For me, most memorably as the short-lived director in the hilariously funny Tropic Thunder
**This was a solid film. Recommended.
***”This is my first film in a theater since December.” said Margaret, who had recently returned from the Ukraine. “This is my first film in a theater since yesterday.” said I, who needs to reign in her consumption of first-run movies, STAT!