A dark comedy of discomfort, set in 1954 England and inspired by a real-life murder case. Estranged from his family since adolescence, impressionable, emotionally needy merchant seaman Harold Guppy (Rupert Graves) tries to go home again, moving to the
provincial small town where his married brother lives. Politely rebuffed by his brother's chilly wife, Harold takes lodgings with a local family, where maternal, middle-aged Mrs. Beasley (Julie Walters) earns his affections by treating him as a pampered son. But things get a bit dicey when Mrs.
Beasley -- Marjorie,
please -- alternately cajoles and bullies Harold into a torrid affair. It's further complicated b...