✰✰✰✰½ (out of five)
Synopsis: Retired widow Nancy Stokes hires a good-looking young sex worker called Leo Grande, in the hope of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery after an unfulfilling married life.
Review: How Emma Thompson can avoid awards attention for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande would be a mystery, but that's just me. Her work here is raw, unflinching, honest and poignant. There seems to be a theme at this year's fest: people searching for their purpose in life after the fact of XYZ event happening to them. With likeable and charming characters to draw you into this (mostly) two-hander, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande carries hints of themes similar to The Emperor's New Clothes but takes them a step further by reflecting the mirror onto both main characters in such compelling, brilliant and entertaining fashion.
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