Starring Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen as a happily married couple about our own age, the film just didn't seem to go anywhere. Broadbent and Sheen were terrific, as was Lesley Manville who played a coworker of the wife's. The story was a year in the lives of Gerri and Tom, and the issues-laden family, colleagues, and friends they know.
It's easy to see why these maladjusted folks want to hang out at Gerri's and Tom's place; they must hope that some of the blissful normalcy will rub off on them.
I'm not saying I didn't like it. Rather: See it when it comes to Netflix. Movies are too expensive to spend the money on this one.