I saw this film by accident at the Edinburgh Film Festival last summer. I went into it thinking Rupert Grint would be Ron and as they were together again, Julie Walters would be Mrs. Weasley, Ron's Mum. Well, what a surprise. Within the first ten minutes, I had forgotten about the Harry Potter films and Ron. Rupert Grint was a star in his own right as Ben, a charming portrayal of a teenage boy finding his feet in life. Julie Walters, as ever, was a superstar. Is there any character she cannot play convincingly? After watching Driving Lessons, I would say not.
A brilliant film, all the more poignant as I was actually in Edinburgh for the Book Festival when I saw it!
Would I recommend it? Oh yes, very much yes.