The movie

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande

It's never too late to try something new. Widow Nancy is longing for good sex, which she finds with sexworker Leo Grande.

Length: 97 min
Country: Groot-Brittannië
Language spoken: Engels
Language subtitles: Nederlands
Cast: Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland
Director: Sophie Hyde
Release date: 2022


Her husband Robert provided Nancy (the always great Emma Thompson) with a house and a family, but good sex wasn't on the menu. In fact, Nancy has never had an orgasm. So, when Robert dies, Nancy comes up with a plan. She goes in search of adventure and the satisfaction she has been missing all these years. And she finds that adventure in the form of a handsome sex worker named Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack, best known for ‘Peaky Blinders’). But Nancy hadn't counted on good sex and a good conversation. As her sexual self-confidence grows and Nancy begins to relax, the power dynamics shift and the meticulously constructed facades slowly crumble… ‘It’s no surprise that the endlessly versatile Thompson (who effortlessly stole films such as “Love, Actually” and “An Education” in which she played ensemble or supporting parts) should be note-perfect in a tragicomic role… [This is] admirably subversive and enjoyably whimsical fare, a quality amplified by Stephen Rennicks’s score, which flits lightly between laughter and tears while keeping things firmly in the easy-listening register.’—Mark