A very charming piece that follows the misfortunes of a middle-aged man who looks after his mother over the course of a long bank holiday weekend. He is essentially indolent, still living with mum in his sixties, gradually getting into greater debt, but happy. One by one, the landlord and a doctor friend off load elderly relatives so they can get out of the city for some fun. The elderly ladies all argue and our hero has to hold them all together with fine cooking, plump beds and general entertainment. He gradually espies an opportunity and his view changes.
I loved this film. It's a very gentle piece that is well written, directed and wonderfully acted by all the cast. The manner in which the son begins to exploit the old ladies, acts as diplomat between, exhausts himself and eventually begins to warm to them is so well presented in such a excellently crafted and beautifully observed manner. It is a very rewarding film, well worth watching.