This is one of my favourite movies of the year. I thought it was both poignant and understated. Perhaps the best thing about it is the superb acting by Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman. They are both believable in their roles as a lonely spinster and "has-been" forgettable dad, respectively. It was nice to see a script written for people that are real - they're not as young as they used to be, and they have wrinkles!!! I love it!!! You can read what's happening just by watching their faces! Eileen Atkins is also enjoyable as Thompson's mother who has way too much time on her hands to think of ways to get her daughter out of her "situation" (read: being single). There are awkward moments galore - and I found myself cringing; having either experienced or seen someone else go through similar moments. If you are looking for a hilariously raunchy comedy, this isn't it. If you want an understated, unexpected, sweet, love story, this may be right up your alley.