A very intelligent picture that needs to be looked at closely in order to fathom some of its subtleties. David Hare, the playwright of PLENTY, wrote and directed this film, and it's a corker. Wetherby is a small, cold town in Yorkshire. Jean Travers (Vanessa Redgrave) is a local teacher
who never married. Her teenage crush was killed in Malaya in the 1950s, and she has never gotten over it. Jean is having a small dinner party in her home for two couples, Stanley (Ian Holm) and Marcia Piborough (Judi Dench), and Roger (Tom Wilkinson) and Verity Braithwaite (Marjorie Yates). When
John Morgan (Tim McInnerny) shows up, Jean assumes that he is with one of the couples an...