Charles Mudede:

Mike Leigh's new film is about a happy marriage. Tom (Jim Broadbent) is happily married to Gerri (Ruth Sheen); the two have a nice home, a nice son, Joe (Oliver Maltman), and nothing but nice things to say to each other. Tom is a geologist and Gerri is a counselor. During work time, Tom examines the soils of the city and Gerri examines the souls of the city. Their free time is spent either in an urban garden (planting this and that) or entertaining friends. One of these friends, Mary (Lesley Manville), a woman who works as a secretary at Gerri's office, turns out to be the center of the story.

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