Good Luck to You, Leo Grande has been a lot hyped “because the movie by which Emma Thompson will get her equipment off”, stated Matthew Bond in The Mail on Sunday. However earlier than the actress lets her “dressing robe slip” on this “amusing, revealing and actually fairly horny” movie, there may be an terrible lot of speaking – so a lot in order that at instances, it feels extra like a “single-set stage play” than a film.

Thompson performs Nancy, a widowed former RE instructor who by no means had good intercourse together with her husband, and so decides to pay Leo (Daryl McCormack), a good-looking Irish escort, to produce it. The movie primarily takes place in the resort room the place they meet. A few of it stretches credibility, however Thompson is a such “class act” that it’s “positively value a peek”.

Written by comic Katy Model, “this can be a riveting movie and an vital one”, stated Deborah Ross in The Spectator. Older girls are normally cinema’s “least developed characters”, and it’s “virtually unprecedented” to see one strip off, not to mention record the varied sexual positions she’d prefer to strive.

There’s “real chemistry” between the leads, and a few “splendidly comedic moments”, equivalent to when Nancy says that she’s resigned to by no means having an orgasm. “It’s not a Fabergé egg, Nancy,” Leo replies. “Folks have them on daily basis.”

I’m afraid I wasn’t vastly charmed, stated Donald Clarke in The Irish Instances. Sure, the movie celebrates “sexagenarian sexuality”, nevertheless it’s a bit too pleased with its “supposed braveness”, and the characters are all slightly acquainted. Nancy is the “type of handbaggy Foolish Billy” that Thompson may play in a coma, whereas Leo is “absurdly respectable, articulate, understanding and affected person” – qualities that “few people exterior the New Testomony” present in such abundance.