and what a lovely experience it was. I had my reservations, and only ended up going to see it because I couldn't face the prospect of the O2 Cineworld on a bank holiday for Planet of the Apes, so ended up in the much more sedate Haymarket cinema. But I'm very glad I did, I've rarely walked out of a film feeling as positive as I did yesterday, especially a film about terminal illness and mourning the loss of a parent.
There were some of the tics and hallmarks of a lot of modern low-key low-budget comedy dramas (unspecified upper-middle class angst, tricksy editing, handheld camerawork, 'creative' protagonist, mysterious, exotic love interest with her own problems and a unique view on life, subtly wierd hijinks) that we've come to expect but it was so well put together and had such a lack of cynicism that I really enjoyed every one of them. And Christopher Plummer being awesome certainly helped.
So, anyway, I get the impression that this is exactly the kind of film that the quirky film debate elsewhere is talking about, which could have been a warmed over Sundance failure indie cliche but emerged as a genuinely lovely film. Interested in whether anyone else has seen it, or was put off by reviews/advertising/trailers/general pre-disposition etc...