ANTONIA & JANE, directed by Beeban Kidron from a screenplay by Marcy Kahan, is a refreshing portrayal of a common theme--friendship conquers all.
Jane Hartman (Imelda Staunton) occupies her time as a bookshop manager and volunteer disk jockey at a retirement home. The old folks love her, treat her as their daughter and constantly give her advice on her conspicuously lacking love life. Old man Irwin Carlinsky (John Bennett) tells her that
he has the perfect man for her ... his nephew Stephen (Allan Corduner). The only problem is that he's serving a five-year prison sentence.
Jane sits in her therapist's (Brenda Bruce) office pondering her life and her relat...