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Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

Summary: Maurice and Ian are successful but aging actors, close friends whose conversation revolves around theatrical shop talk and the infirmities of septuagenarianism. Ian in particular is fearful that death is right around the corner, so he agrees to let his niece's daughter Jessie move in to his flat to care for him. Jessie, a provincial girl in her early twenties, turns out to be a nightmare for Ian, a hard-drinking, rude, and dismissive twerp. But Maurice sees something else in the girl, a potential for humanity which blossoms under his kindness and gentle guidance. Something else blossoms, for Maurice, as well: romantic love for a girl fifty years younger. Surprises follow, all around.
Runtime: 95 min
Rating: Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief nudity.
Production: UK Film Council
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Language: English
Home Release Date: May 22, 2007
Director Credit
Roger Michell Director
Writer Credit
Hanif Kureishi Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Jodie Whittaker Jessie
Leslie Phillips Ian
Peter O'Toole Maurice
Cast Credit
Ashley Madekwe Royal Court Actress
Beatrice Savoretti Waitress
Carolina Giammetta Health Centre Nurse
Cathryn Bradshaw Jillian
Joanna Croll Hospital Drama Family
Kellie Shirley Royal Court Actress
Liam McKenna Hospital Drama Family
Lolita Chakrabarti Health Centre Nurse
Meg Wynn Owen Hospital Drama Family
Ony Uhiara Royal Court Actress
Philip Fox Doctor
Sam Spruell Hospital Director
Producer Credit
Charles Moore Executive Producer
Kevin Loader Producer
Miles Ketley Executive Producer
Rosa Romero Line Producer
Scott Rudin Executive Producer
Tessa Ross Executive Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: