Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is a meaningful film with wonderful conversations.

Retired widow Nancy Stokes hires a good-looking young sex worker called Leo Grande, in the hope of enjoying a night of pleasure and self-discovery after an unfulfilling married life.

The best word to describe Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is surprising, this is most certainly not what I expected and I mean that in the best possible way. I’m pretty sure I’ve said before how I like films where all the movie is you have a couple characters who have multiple conversations with each other and that’s it. This film is exactly that and uses that premise quite well, it works mainly due to multiple factors at play first being the acting combined with the chemistry. Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack both do an excellent job in their roles, both performances come off as very raw, genuine and actually quite beautiful. The chemistry is beautifully done it’s very intimate to the point where the viewer feels like they are right there sitting with the two, the film itself enjoys the topics that are discussed such as sex, emotions, self-acceptance and so on. Director Sophie Hyde makes sure to keep this grounded as possible and even includes more taboo topics, it’s a huge key of making this as realistic as possible. There’s so much charm and affection with this film I know I have said this already but Thompson and McCormack truly make this film, they completely capture what it’s like to have intimate conversations while also showing tons of emotions as well. There’s so much beauty to this film that is truly masterful, I’m sure this film is going to go under a lot of people’s radar so I highly recommend giving this one a watch.

Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is available on Hulu.

9/10 A

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