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
The interior and exterior shots of Bif's home could not be the same place. The exteriors shots showed a apartment building with single story apartments all identical. In the interior shots, right inside the front door was a stair case upward to a second floor. 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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It's been years since I enjoyed brilliant British comedies like The Full Monty, Calendar Girls, Four Weddings, East is East and thankfully this is one of them. Very funny, very moving but sent me out of the preview screening literally tapping my feet with a smile on my face! Not often you get to say that when you visit your local cinema. Love it and would highly recommend!
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