The luminous cast of this musical made-for-cable drama transforms a sweet refrain into a bouncy jam session orchestrated with a gently nostalgic undercurrent of chagrin d'amour
. The lesson: You can go home to the bandstand again.
Recently widowed Elizabeth (Judi Dench) picks up her tenor sax after 50 years, shocking her conformist family. The sole exception to the chorus of disapproval is granddaughter Joanna (Millie Findlay). Elizabeth's children's hopes that she'll grow old unobtrusively are dashed after she volunteers to play for Joanna's school dance. Having served out her sentence in a stuffy marriage, Elizabeth intends to cut loose with a ...