Finding Your Feet
CAST: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman DIRECTOR: Richard Loncraine CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 4/26
When 'Lady' Sandra Abbott (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton, Maleficent, Vera Drake) discovers that her husband of forty years (John Sessions) is having an affair with her best friend (Josie Lawrence) she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones' Baby). The two could not be more different - Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister's friends, Charlie (Timothy Spall), Jackie (Joanna Lumley) and Ted (David Hayman).
The characters are very cliched and it's all rather hackneyed. But that is most likely nit-picking to a lot of people and fair enough, so for many there will be great enjoyment from a sweet, innocuous and well-intentioned film.Aine O'Connor, Sunday Independent (Ireland)
Cynical as it undoubtedly is, there is a certain creaky charm to this tale of late-life second chances and senior dance classes.Wendy Ide, Observer (UK)
Director Richard Loncraine maintains an engaging warmth throughout the film, and while the romantic plot bubbles rather than boils, it's certain a lot better than two recent examples of the genre, namely Hampstead and Paris Can Wait.Jim Schembri, 3AW