Good Luck To You, Leo Grande comes to Luna Leederville and Luna on SX after smashing the opening of the Sundance Film Festival! Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher and widow, is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex.
Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande. In an anonymous hotel room Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything, and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her.
With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of their rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.
Critics are saying...
"Thompson gives us a very personal, emotionally generous and intimate performance in this entertaining theatrical two-hander." The Guardian
"Insisting that a film about hiring a male escort is actually about intimacy sounds like some kind of reverse Pretty Woman fantasy... But Sophie Hyde's two-handed chamber piece turns out to be bolder and sweeter and less predictable than that — a tender coming-of-late-middle-age drama with a quietly radical idea of self-acceptance at its center." E Weekly
"McCormack is fantastic" Variety
"Emma Thompson is sensational in a part that relies on her voluminous nervous energy." RogerEbert.com
"Thompson deserves every bit of praise for her nuanced and complex performance." Sundance