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.
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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
Is all right good enough? Is all right good enough for you, Mr. Gerhardt?
Chancellor of the Exchequer
I think all right is a lot more than many expected.
So lots more mothers die the day they give birth? Lots more children die before they're five? Lots and lots more die of diseases that are just a jab and a jolt to people like you and me?
Young lady, I think it might be helpful for you to look at it the other way around - thousands will benefit from what we do today.
I can see that, it's just, you know... tough, for those...
Quote at the end of the movie: "Sometime it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation." Nelson Mandela, 2005 See more