Good Luck to you, Leo Grande

classified 15

Please note: This was screened in July 2022

Sophie Hyde
Emma Thompson, Daryl McCormack, Isabella Laughland
97 mins, 2022, UK
Primary language

Emma Thompson stars alongside Daryl McCormack in this feel-good sex-positive comedy about a retired schoolteacher yearning for some more adventure in the bedroom.

Whilst Nancy Stokes's (Thompson) husband provided a home, a family, and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan: she will find and explore her newly-empowered self with a sex worker named Leo Grande (McCormack). 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.

From director of Animals Sophie Hyde and written by comedy powerhouse Katy Brand, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is an ode to freeing yourself from your own limitations and the eternal quest for intimacy and connection.