Two giant monoliths of British film in Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ian McKellen turning a yarn of deception and intrigue as two online daters who seemingly innocently cross paths and hit it off.
However we are shown early that perhaps the latter’s intent isn’t exactly honourable and we begin to feel compassion for the former as she is slowly but surely manipulated into a position of vulnerability and primed for a sting.
Yet we have this sense that all is not what it appears to be and as we wade through the set ups & turns, we see that these senses are not unfounded and what starts off as a con comedy clearly becomes something more.
Sterling performances from the two front row members of Brit film royalty with nice supporting turns from the others and a plot that spills unexpectedly into our laps.
Those of nefarious intent ultimately receive just desserts and we’re left with a some sense of justice done, if somewhat a notion of query around bygone sins needing revisiting.
Keeps you guessing and while I figured something was amiss I would not have guessed it was what it was,
I'm a movie nut from way back with my first ever being The Hallelujah Trail from 1964. Ever since being mesmerized by the giant screen, the darkness that went on forever & the infernally uncomfortable seats + having to stand for God Save the Queen, I've been enticed ever since to duck into a theatre whenever I can for a few hours of escapism. My favourite movie of all time is Schindler's List, one of only two movies I've ever cried in (the other was Bambi when I was 6!) & I'm a sucker for a damn good comedy; Dumb & Dumber, The Hangover & Death at a Funeral stand out. I'm also a musician and work in IT. I have 4 grandchildren who also seem to enjoy their movie excursions with grandad. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.