I went to see this thought provoking film last night.
Here is the Easy Living review that made me want to see it:
Mike Leighs latest film takes an unrelenting candid look at the happiness of everyday Brits.
Tom and Gerri are a middle-aged couple who bumble along, tending to their allotment and the cast of waifs and strays (colleagues, family members and old friends) who visit their home. The story itself remains oblique, the film is quartered into seasons filled with familiar events - a birth, a death, barbecues, drunken dinner parties, introduction, friendships. Positivity and security are pitted against loneliness and desperation, as another year passes by. Perplexing, disconcerting and uplifting, this is a brave exploration of criss-crossing emotional trajectories and the buoyancy of the human spirit.
I cam out feeling uplifted but a little sad for some of the Characters.
I love films like this that send a message, it has made me even more determined to look for the good in life.