A May-December comedy becomes a political drama. Lawrence, a spindly, self-effacing civil servant, is a senior researcher for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, preparing for a G-8 summit that will determine the scope of the world's effort to reduce extreme poverty. In a crowded café, he chats awkwardly with Gina, a young Scot with time on her hands. They share a couple of meals, and he invites her to accompany him to the summit in Reykjavík. Once there, as romance blooms, Gina's past, Lawrence's work and proclivity to compromise, and the presence of ministers and presidents spur her to act. Written by
Love can't change what's wrong in the world. But it's a start.
Did You Know?
G8 Summits are only held in the G8 nations - Canada, the US, Japan, Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Britain. A summit would not be meeting in Iceland. See more
She's a pretty girl.
I don't call that pretty, I call that beautiful.
Chancellor of the Exchequer
What do we think the difference is between pretty and beautiful?
Well, something to do with bone structure. Pretty is pretty while young, beautiful will stay beautiful forever.
During the credits, the sound of a finger snapping every 3 seconds is heard. Each snap represents a death in the world due to extreme poverty. See more