10 September 2012 8:19 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Danish director Susanne Bier's follow-up to her Oscar-winning "In a Better World" is a welcome change from the overdone weightiness of her last few films in favor of a conventionally heartwarming romance about aging loners finding a catharsis in companionship. Trine Dyrholm plays Ida, a hairdresser and cancer survivor whose solemn life is complicated when she comes home for a doctor's visit to find her husband fooling around with a woman half her age. The timing couldn't be worse, since Ida's young daughter plans to get married soon at an orange grove in Italy. At the height of her frustration, Ida literally slams into the father of the groom, wealthy businessman and longtime bachelor Phillip (Pierce Brosnan), as they're both en route to the airport. Despite the poor introduction, the duo hit it off, drawn together by their mutual loneliness. As the wedding unfolds amid the usual pile-up of »


- Eric Kohn

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