Estranged sisters reconnect in this warm and bittersweet drama for the never-too-late generation.
Imelda Staunton is uptight and posh, but down on her luck, and has to move in with her poor but easy-going sibling, played by the saucy Celia Imrie.
It’s a British senior citizen riff on A Street Car Named Desire. Only with a lot less of Marlon Brando’s awesome sweaty animal magnetism, and a bit more cheery Timothy Spall and a nice hot cup of tea.
The veteran actors use their experience and charm to polish the pedestrian script and lift this into a sprightly and enjoyable experience, one it would be churlish to sneer at.
Gently exploring the difficulties of late middle age with good humour and sadness, it meanders a little as the producers eke their money’s worth out of Joanna Lumley.
And the message of refusing to stop dreaming just because we reach a certain age is one I’m increasingly keen to embrace.