On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Approaching their senior years, British sisters Sandra and Bif have been estranged for ten years because of their differences. Sandra, newly minted Lady Abbott in her lawyer husband Mike Abbott having been knighted, does whatever needed to present a perfect upper crust life and marriage, including maintaining a proper decorum. Older Bif is the carefree one, living for the moment, including not caring that her council estate apartment in inner city London is a pigsty, just as long as she can find whatever she needs. While Sandra has no place for someone like Bif in her life, Bif laments what Sandra has become when she married Mike, Sandra once having had a real zest for life. When Sandra learns first hand that Mike has been having an affair for five years with one of her closest friends Pamela and eventually asks for a divorce in wanting to marry Pamela, Sandra, feeling like her planned retirement life with Mike has been pulled out from under her, turns to Bif for emotional support in ...Written by
Sandra and Charlie exit Leicester Square station and immediately come across the Christmas lights in Regent Street, half a mile away.
Then they turn the corner and arrive at Ed's diner in Soho, which is also half a mile away in real life.
Then after they turn the corner from Chinatown, they arrive at Charlie's van in Drury Lane, which is also half a mile away. See more »
I have spent my entire married life putting you and your career first, and what got me through was knowing that when you retired we would share our golden years together. But instead, you have traded me in for a newer model. Let me tell you Mike, she has had more than one previous owner! And her bodywork is mainly filler!
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Tintarella Di Luna
Written by Bruno De Filippi, Franco Migliacci
Performed by Mina
(c) 1959 by Accordo Edizioni Musicali S.r.l.
Rights in the UK and Ireland controlled by Eaton Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Carosello Records, Milano, Italy See more »
A film that made me laugh out loud and cry
It's not often that I go to the cinema and come out feeling like I've been on a big emotional journey. This film took me on one and I'd be happy to retrace my steps for a second viewing. Loved every minute. Not only does it star some of Britain's finest actors, it has a very funny and thought provoking script. I hope I've got friends like that around me when I hit retirement. 8 out of 10 for me!
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