2019 | USA | 97 mins | M, Drug use & offensive language
- Director: Roger Michell (‘Notting Hill’, ‘Venus’, ‘My Cousin Rachel’)]
- Writer: Christian Torpe
- Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Kate Winslet, Sam Neill, Susan Sarandon, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Rainn Wilson, Lindsay Duncan ,Anson Boon
A family reunites for one last time before their terminally ill mum passes away in this bittersweet drama featuring Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Sam Neill. From Notting Hill director Roger Michell.
Lily, a spirited woman in her late 60s, is preparing for a weekend with her husband, Paul, and their visiting children.Despite her impaired mobility, Lily insists on fending for herself.
The couple are hoping for a lovely day, but the mood is clearly strained when their guests begin to arrive at their country home. First is daughter Jennifer, who comes with her husband, Michael, and their 15-year-old son, Jonathan.
Lily and Paul’s friend Elisabeth arrives, as does younger daughter Anna and her on-and-off partner Chris. Rebellious Anna has been elusive and out of contact with the family, a fact that clearly angers her elder sister.
As the weekend continues, old wounds come to the surface, driving some family members apart and others together. With both daughters increasingly conflicted about their mother’s plan, Lily’s hopes of a peaceful farewell appear to be under threat.
For all the narrowness of its brief, it may be the most beautifully complete film you will see all year.
a delicate balance in a domestic drama that ably combines heartbreak and humour. IndieWire