I have been dragged along to see countless Hollywood rom-cons which don't have anything close to the heart, humour and class that Tortoise in Love has. The story of the Oxfordshire village making the film adds to the story as you can tell everyone on and behind the screen actually care what they have made.
The leading man is the spitting image of a young Hugh Grant, without the smugness and the film hangs on his shoulders well. The rest of the cast are a mix of rom-com staples - the village idiot, the tarty best friend, the wise old bloke with all the answers etc but in this film they feel welcome rather than shoe horned into the plot.
Forget awful Hollywood rubbish like SATC or New Years Eve and watch this for a decent, funny, clever British film.