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A funny, carnal story of sex, infidelity and love. Middle-aged Hazel suffers from a cold and passionless marriage, but her whole life is thrown into disarray after a revelatory sexual encounter with another much younger man; he gives her her very first orgasm.
It's funny, but I remembered seeing this some years ago, presumably when it was released, mainly because of Brenda Blethyn's eye make up! I had the chance to hire the series and watched it over a couple of days. I am interested to see that the order of cast on IMDB is totally different to the priority on the credits of the film (Pete and Hazel Delaney were the most important then) and reading the other comments, I had to double check to see who they were referring to - not really the main characters at all.
The whole thing really centres on that main couple - of course there are other important characters, and the woven tapestry of the series does really well, as each person's personality shines through. I found that the therapist (Julie Graham) became (for me) unsympathetic as the story unfolded and the kids in her house came more to the fore.
I thought it was an interesting concept, and extremely well-handled. The older couple were so good that no-one else mattered when they were on screen, but that's what happens with top-notch actors. Overall, although it could not have been stretched out any farther, I felt a twinge of regret when it finished. Oddly enough, I hardly noticed the eye makeup this time around, but her clothes were stunning!
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