"The idea that this is a chick flick is absurd. I generally do not watch films like this, but it was a lucky find. Isn't it a shame that some viewers are unable to recognise that slow development of plot and character does not always equate with boring - what is a 'thin plot'? Why does a good film require some kind of 'action' to make it worthy. The acting of Kristen Scott Thomas was engrossing and engaging and beautifully crafted. It could have turned into a sentimental weepie, but instead you felt slowly wrapped up in the charcters and the rediscovery of family. Absolutely delightful, even though I will now go back to the football!"