Disclaimer; I received this movie for free in exchange for my review and my honest opinion, I have not been compensated in any way.
This is a touching and wonderful movie, the only problem I have with it is some of the language in it, other than that it is a great movie. Diagnosed with a rare form of Parkinson s Disease, ailing theatrical legend Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is terminally ill. He is also foul-mouthed, irascible, and highly resistant to the concept of allowing a full time care giver into his home. Out of sheer necessity but hardly convicted at the notion herself, Sir Michael s daughter Sophia (Emilia Fox) reluctantly brings in a candidate to interview for the job. Into this fraught household comes Dorottya, who is greeted coldly by Sophia and Michael’s estate manager and former lover Milly (Anna Chancellor) but nevertheless manages to convince them to allow her a chance.
Sir Michael Gifford (Brian Cox) is determined not to let his affliction stand in the way of what could well be his final on-stage appearance — a ceremony by the Critic’s Guild of Great Britain honoring him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Standing in his way instead is his overbearing daughter, Sophia (Emilia Fox), who’s determined to prevent him from attending the ceremony in his delicate condition and insistent on hiring a caretaker to see him through his final days.