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from writer Hanif Kureishi and di­rec­tor Roger Michell (who have col­lab­o­rated be­fore, no­tably on the Daniel Craig/ Anne Reid drama The mother and Venus, star­ring Peter O’toole), this bit­ter­sweet comedic drama sees long­time-mar­ried aca­demics Jim Broad­bent and Lind­say Dun­can travel to Paris in hopes of breath­ing some fire back into their relationship. The pair had vis­ited the city of love on their hon­ey­moon, but it’s not long be­fore petty re­crim­i­na­tions rear their unattrac­tive heads. Broad­bent and Dun­can are note per­fect, while Kureishi has tapped into what be­ing with some­one for decades rep­re­sents – for good and ill – and ex­poses his pro­tag­o­nists for what they re­ally are: ut­terly hu­man.

The thrill has gone for Jim Broad­bent and Lind­say Dun­can

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