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

Thompson performs Nancy, a widowed former RE trainer who by no means had good intercourse along 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 “undoubtedly value a peek”.

Written by comic Katy Model, “it is a riveting movie and an vital one”, mentioned Deborah Ross in The Spectator. Older girls are often cinema’s “least developed characters”, and it’s “virtually unprecedented” to see one strip off, not to mention checklist the varied sexual positions she’d wish to attempt.

There may be “real chemistry” between the leads, and a few “splendidly comedic moments”, comparable 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 daily.”

I’m afraid I wasn’t tremendously charmed, mentioned Donald Clarke in The Irish Instances. Sure, the movie celebrates “sexagenarian sexuality”, but it surely’s a bit too happy 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.