Synopsis by Steven Yoder
The comedy-drama, directed by Sophie Hyde, tells the tale of a bored widow who hires a sex worker in hopes of reaching some fulfillment. Nancy Stokes (Emma Thompson) had an unsatisfactory marriage, so she seeks adventure by hiring Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) to come to her room in hopes of a night of human connection and pleasure. What she gets is a charming companion so secure in who he is and what he does that Nancy begins to resent him instead and become upset with herself for leading such an unexplored life.
gigolo, hotel, retirement, self-discovery, sexual-awakening, widow/widower