Honestly, I'm not really familiar with Coixet's work and it is the main reason why I wanted to check this flick. Eventually, I thought it was pretty good. Isabel Coixet is a very good director and the movie was beautifully shot. Both leads gave some very good perfomances as well and it's a shame to think that Ben Kingsley wastes his talent in such terrible movies like ' The Love guru', ' The Last legion' or 'A sound of thunder'. Concerning Penelope Cruz, I never thought she was really attractive...until I saw this movie. It's too bad the story was not so strong and there were a few sub-plots which were not really well developped. So, it's not flawless but it is a good flick and it touched me personally considering that my wife is 10 year older than me so this movie had, in my case, an extra dimension. To conclude, it is nothing really amazing but it is a very well made, very well acted drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.
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