Harvey Shine is in London for the weekend for his daughter's wedding. His work in New York preoccupies him: he writes music for ads, and he knows his boss is pushing him aside for younger talent. With family he's also on the sidelines - long divorced, his wife remarried, her husband closer to his daughter than he. His path crosses that of Kate Walker, unmarried, her life becoming that of a spinster, set up by friends on blind dates leading nowhere. After Harvey's no good terrible day, he chats Kate up at a Heathrow bar. She's not interested. Where can this conversation lead? Back at his daughter's reception, the step-father rises to give a toast.Written by
Harvey and Kate have met up on the train...in one scene (from the front) she is holding a book. In the next scene (shot from the back) she is fiddling with her scarf. In the scene after that (from the front once again) she is holding the book. See more »
[putting vacuum away]
Okay, Mama. It's me. Done. I've got to get to work.
Why don't you stay and have some lunch?
I can't. I've got to go. Um, not to pry or anything, but why is there a large smoked ham under the stairs?
Oh, that. Yes. It's um... The neighbor gave it to me.
The Polish neighbor?
[her mother nods]
So, probably not a mass murderer.
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During the final credits there is one more scene added. See more »
I am absolutely shocked to see a modern day movie made that's devoid of special effects; explosions; fast cut editing; no foul language; no nudity; no vicious killings; no villains; no CGI. This movie was so refreshing for what it is. Tells a coherent story with no "shock ending", with actors who can ACT and not run around and look stunning with all kinds of make-up and fancy costumes. Also nice to see a movie made for ADULTS and not tweens or kiddies. Of course it was a box office dud, but who cares. Just wish more movies of this ilk are made and if only seen by a few people who love movies the way movies were meant to be made. Story, direction, acting and nice locales. Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson make a terrific team and would like to see them in a film again, not in tiny character parts, but as leads such as this.
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