Watching this film is like reading a page turner of a novel in one sitting because it’s so good you can’t put it down.
Lisa (Regina Hall) is general manager of Double Whammies – name says it all – which is a roadside “sports bar with curves” in Texas.
It is really good to have a film addressing the particular concerns of a middle-aged/older woman! Julianne Moore plays 58-year-old Gloria in this re-make of Sebastian Lelio’s own 2013 film set in Chile.
The flood of the title refers not to water as such, but to the so-called flood of refugee displaced persons into the UK in this instance, which the government is so eager to stem.
This is an elegant and offbeat comedy, beautifully written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and directed in a light and sure footed style by Carl Hunter making his first feature film.
Emma Thompson plays legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry, who is the only woman ever to have hosted a late night television talk show for so long – 30 years in fact.