Good Luck To You Leo Grande is a film where risks (from a Hollywood filmmaking perspective) are taken in a material fashion. The result is a winning film for its viewers.
The subject explored and revealed, while not controversial is one we like to avoid discussing or addressing in the first person. It is more common than anyone of us would like to admit. The film tackles the subject with a refreshing level of frankness.
The films’ leads, Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormick, have an on screen connection and charm that is undeniable. The dialogue from the Screenplay by Katy Brand and Direction for Sophie Hyde is also key. Without all of these aspects operating effectively, Good Luck To You Leo Grande would not ring true.
Good Luck To You Leo Grande is a film that rings true.
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Emma Thompson is a remarkable actress. To-date she is credited with 95 appearances. She has won 2 Academy Wards. One as Best Writer (Sense and Sensibility in 1995) and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Howards End in 1992). However, I think Thompson’s best work on screen is as Karen Eiffel in Stanger Than Fiction and as Kate Walker in Last Chance Harvey.