I've been around and spent time with the 'type' of people in Johanna Hogg's Isles of Scilly-set drama and there is that familiar dialogue; clipped, occasionally trite and with an efficient brevity. They live rather differently to me and like this film, I'm always just a little bit glad to get back to my own 'sort' after.
Whilst I wasn't able to immerse myself in the story fully it does show that even the best bred, best intentioned families do have their emotions and crises and because, maybe, we're so used to only more 'normal' people swearing and shouting, that such folk don't. They tend to do it more privately, that's all.
I can do slow - if you follow some of my favourite directors, slow is OK and admittedly this one brought my blood pressure down quite a few notches, the rather drab scenery and matt greyness of many of the interiors perhaps making a statement, or simply to hang the story on a blank canvas.
Yes, it rolled on for nearly forever and whilst I'm sure (as is evident here, on Amazon) many found much to admire and appreciate, I won't be seeking a second viewing. I saw it on BBC2, very late.