The life of a blissfully long-married couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) is documented for a year, as they are surrounded by their unhappy friends. Also with Lesley Manville, Oliver Maltman and Peter Wright. Directed by Mike Leigh. [2:09]
SEX/NUDITY 3 - Men and women are seen kissing multiple times. A man and a woman walk arm-in-arm, the man kisses the woman and grabs her behind. A woman wraps her arms around a man's waist and kisses him. A woman wraps her arms around a man's shoulders and kisses him.
► A woman rubs a man's arm but he does not return the affection. A woman asks a man if he would like to cuddle and the man ignores her. A woman looks longingly at a man. A man attempts to kiss a woman; the woman pushes him away and shouts at him to stop.
► A man and a woman are seen lying, fully clothed, side-by-side in bed. A woman lays her head on a man's chest as they lie together in bed, fully clothed.
► A woman wears a cleavage-exposing shirt. A woman is seen adjusting her underpants by pulling on her skirt.
► A woman tells a man and a woman that another man had stared at her sexually and that it unsettled her. A woman tells a man and a woman that a man had attempted to touch her inappropriately. A man jokes that he has names for his body parts, but will not introduce a woman to some of them. A man jokes with a woman that he is "sowing his wild oats." Two women joke about how one of the women needs to date a specific type of man, and one of the women makes a joke implying that the man needs to be good at sex. A woman tells another woman that she thought a man was sexy and a man listening to their conversation jokes that he has heard too much. A man jokes to two women that he and another woman had "done other things" the previous night, but does not explain what he means (sex is implied). A woman shows her cleavage-exposing shirt to a man, who makes a joking sexual comment about the woman having slept in his bed, by herself. A man and a woman joke about a misheard word; the man jokes that the woman works for a rehab for straight men, who are thinking about "going gay," or gay men trying to be straight. Two men and a woman joke about beaches being filled with women in bikinis and men with muscles.
VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man shouts at another man and rushes off; we hear breaking glass and we see the man slam the door behind him. Three men shout at one another. A woman speaks curtly to another woman. A woman and a man shout in shock when another woman leaps from behind a door to surprise them; the woman later jokingly tells another woman that she thought she had caused the man to have a heart attack.
► Several men and women discuss a woman's death (we see the group attending a funeral and see the casket carried into a room). A man asks another man how a woman had died and the man says that she had died in her sleep. A man begins to cry as he discusses a man's death with another man and a woman. We hear that a woman's car had been broken into and that she had found broken glass surrounding it. A woman tells a man that she will not rob a house. A man tells a woman that he is "bursting for a pee." A woman jokes to a pregnant woman that if the woman goes into labor she should shout and the woman responds that she will certainly be shouting.
► A man accidentally hits a woman in the back of the head with a bag; she is unharmed. A man playfully slaps and punches a man and they laugh. A woman jokingly mimes shooting herself in the head. A woman jokingly mimes using her scarf to hang herself in a noose.
► A man is seen standing behind a bush and it is implied he is urinating; a group of men ask him about his urinating habits and he brushes off their question. A man talks with his mouth full and we can see chewed up food in his mouth as he speaks.
PROFANITY 5 - About 3 F-words or its derivatives, 2 sexual references, 6 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (monster, daft, noisy, stupid, weird, old fogey, manic, mean, child, right fascist, naughty, dark horse, Mrs. Pankhurst, duplicitous, cruel, idiot, poor woman), exclamations (blimey, bugger, bloody), 3 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]
SUBSTANCE USE - A woman asks a doctor for sleeping pills to help her manage her sleep, and a woman asks a man if he had smoked marijuana and when he says yes she tells him that she used to smoke marijuana regularly. On multiple occasions a man and a woman drink to the point of inebriation (including slurred speech and the woman passing out, face-down on a bed), a man and a woman discuss a man being drunk, men and women are seen drinking wine and beer frequently, a woman and a man discuss drinking, on multiple occasions a woman discusses drinking and having a hangover the next day, a man jokes that he has a hangover, a doctor asks a woman if she was a "drinker" or on drugs and the woman says no but mentions that her husband is a drunk, we see men and women in bars, men and women discuss getting together for drinks and how a man was frequently found in a bar, a woman warns another woman to not drink and drive, and a man wears a shirt that reads, "Less thinking, more drinking." Two men and a woman are seen smoking cigarettes throughout the movie.
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Loneliness, marriage, sleep disorders, unhappiness, depression, eviction, coming of age, old age, Emmeline Pankhurst, Thelma and Louise, alcoholism, death of a family member, fidelity in marriage, gardening, adult children's relationships with their parents, jealousy.
MESSAGE - Life is an on-going series of events that can change from day to day.