x Emma Thompson as : Frances
x Directed by : Alan Rickman
x Written by : Sharmand Macdonald
x Main cast :Phyllida Law, Sean Biggerstaff, Gary Hollywood
x The Story : The film centers on four pairs - Frances is a recent widow who wants to get away from Scotland to Australia with her teenage son Alex to escape her memories, arrival of her old mother Elspeth makes her reconsider her decision. Alex approaches his first sexual experience with neighbour girl Nita. Chloe and Lily are two old women who like to attend strangers' funerals and Tom with Sam are two schoolboys who skip school to play on the beach and talk.
x Takes on Emma: "Thompson and Law, a veteran of the British stage, are great to watch, and they bring real spirit to the contentious relationship between mother and daughter "
---- Ruthe Stein @SanFranciscoChronicle
" Law and Thompson's resemblance and natural ease with each other add further resonance to their adept performances "
---- Bob Satuloff @filmjournal.com
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