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on 11 November 2014
Nick and Meg are a British couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway in Paris.
As they travel around the city, they revisit the highs and lows of their relationship, fight about their faults, and continue to run out of restaurants without paying the bill.
They meet up with an old colleague of Nick's and attend a dinner party at his house, leading to some painful truths being spoken aloud......
Imagine films like Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, or Up The Junction, and take the characters from those films, forward it thirty years, and you have Nick and Meg. Its a kitchen sink drama, but in the middle class, and this is the films point of interest.
Broadbent and Duncan are effortless as the twenty something's trapped in their ageing bodies, and sometimes it's really heart wrenching when Meg is being Abhorrent toward Nick and their relationship.
But the relationship is just so real. Its as if you are watching an actual married couple on screen, and just when you think things are looking up for the couple, we have Jeff Goldblum appearing as an old colleague of Nicks, sparking something up again.
Its a wonderful little film, with some great performances, and the scene at the dinner table is both heart warming, and crushing.