Sweet, inoffensive light drama about a group of extravagantly emotional senior citizens in an Irish old folks home, getting on the nerves and touching the heartstrings of the young woman (Hayley Atwell of Brideshead Revisited) in charge of them. The sugar-cured ham grand prize goes to Vanessa Redgrave as the martini-swilling diva, closely trailed by Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker, and Imelda Staunton. Jean Pasleys screenplay is taken from a short story by Maeve Binchy, directed in tones of tinsel by Anthony Byrne (100 min.).
Director: Anthony Byrne
Writer: Maeve Binchy and Jean Pasley
Producer: Noel Pearson and Sarah Radclyffe
Cast: Joss Ackland, Hayley Atwell, Orla Brady, Brenda Fricker, Elizabeth Moynihan, Joan O'Hara and Vanessa Redgrave