Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande ★★★★

Every generation needs its Shirley Valentine and Sophie Hyde (of the wonderful 52 Tuesdays) brings us the pandemic generation’s equivalent of a jaunt to Greece to find oneself — and more importantly one’s lust for life.

Leo Grande is a stepsister to The Lost Daughter, in its portrait of a woman who put her family first, only to be disappointed by them (but more, herself) at every turn. A top-tier study in how to film a single room, a beautiful, caring and occasionally horny exercise in desire and chemistry, looking and seeing, listening and hearing.

So often plays become films, but this film needs to be a play mounted in every town with the grande dame and hot young up and comer of that town starring.

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