(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE is a two-hander featuring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack, but it is clearly Emma Thompson's film. McCormack is there mostly to react and respond to Thompson (both as a character and as an actor). This is certainly a necessary role, but not a flashy one.

The basic plot has widowed schoolteacher Thompson hiring sex worker McCormack so as to explore what she has missed in her very mundane marriage. The film is quite explicit in its language, but much less than might be expected in terms of what is shown (which is not to say that this is appropriate for everyone).

This is yet another film that focuses on women, and in this case older women, as characters in their own right, not just adjuncts to men.

Released on Hulu streaming 17 June 2022. Rating: +3 (-4 to +4) or 9/10

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