Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: how to watch, awards and everything we know about the Emma Thompson film
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is a sensual comedy that shows retirement doesn’t mean you have to slow down.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande places a whole new spin on the idea of completing a bucket list. When many people think of retirement, they envision senior villages, cross-country trips in RVs or dinner reservations before 4 pm at local restaurants. If you happen to be one of these individuals, then you'll be in for quite the surprise when watching this new film from Emma Thompson.
In the comedy, Thompson plays a retired school teacher and widow who realizes she's gone much of her life without good sex. While she loved her husband for many things, his bedroom endeavors were not one of them. With him gone and with some extra time on her hands, the former educator goes after what she wants with the help of a young and attractive sex worker.
Here's everything we know about Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
How to watch Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is streaming on Hulu (available as a standalone streaming service or as part of the Disney Bundle) in the US. It is available via digital on-demand in the UK.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande runtime
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande has a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande rating
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande has been rated R in the US and a 15 in the UK.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande reviews
It looks like Good Luck to You, Leo Grande has officially been classified by Rotten Tomatoes as "certified fresh" receiving a 96% on the Tomatometer.
Wanting to check things out for ourselves, the WTW team ventured to see the film. Read our review for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande awards and nominations
See the major awards and nominations that Good Luck to You, Leo Grande has earned:
- Best Actress: Comedy/Musical — Emma Thompson (nominee)
British Independent Film Awards
- Best British Independent Film (nominee)
- Best Director — Sophie Hyde (nominee)
- Best Joint Lead Performance — Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack (nominee)
- Best Screenplay (nominee)
- Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical — Emma Thompson
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande plot
Genesius Pictures, a production company behind Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, had this to say about the plot of the film:
"The film follows Nancy Stokes, a retired schoolteacher and widow, who is yearning for some adventure, some human connections and some sex. Good sex. Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family and something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now and Nancy has a plan: she will find adventure with a sex worker named Leo Grande.
"In an anonymous hotel room, Nancy greets Leo. He looks every bit as good as his picture, but what Nancy wasn’t expecting was conversation as well as fornication. Leo has a view on everything and though he may not always tell the truth, Nancy finds she likes him. And he likes her. With growing sexual confidence, Nancy starts to relax. Over the course of three rendezvous, the power dynamics shift and their well-worn masks begin to slip.
"Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is an uplifting comedy that challenges expectations. Nancy & Leo discover an unexpected bond in this hilarious, heartwarming sex-positive tale of empowerment and self-discovery."
Is it us, or is anyone else oddly reminded of Blanche Devereaux from the legendary series The Golden Girls?
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande cast
Again, starring as the lead of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is Emma Thompson. There aren’t enough good things than can be said about the incomparable actress. In her last big role as the Baroness in Disney's Cruella, she left quite the impression on viewers. Something about the character’s cheeky remarks and incredible sense of style almost made us forget who the focal point of the film actually was.
Also on Thompson’s long resume are projects such as Last Christmas, Late Night, Bridget Jones's Baby and Men in Black: International. Additionally, we’re personally looking forward to her portrayal as Miss Trunchbull in the upcoming new Matilda movie.
Joining the actress on screen is Peaky Blinders actor Daryl McCormack. Fans of the hit show will recall that he played Isiah Jesus. McCormack was featured in the series The Wheel of Time and the film Pixie as well.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande trailer
The Good Luck to You, Leo Grande trailer is nothing short of entertaining. For those that are fans of the amazing series Grace and Frankie, this film may be up your alley.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande director
Sophie Hyde had the distinct honor of directing Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. While this is arguably the most notable project that she’s been a part of thus far, she certainly has other credits under her belt. Hyde has also directed Animals, The Hunting and 52 Tuesdays.
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