The wonderful Rupert Friend (Ludovic) sings For All We Know for his substitute grandmother and soul friend, Mrs. Palfrey (Joan Plowright), and time stops while he sings. There are tears in Joan's eyes that I'd wager are not just glycerine, and there are tears in the eyes of all of us old enough to know just what it means to treasure every moment we have with those we love.
Love is, after all, much more than romance, and though that is joyfully depicted in this film too, the tender moments between Mrs. Palfrey and Ludovic are really the reason to watch this sensitive film, or re-watch it at Valentine's.
And the cast of seasoned, funny, wonderful English actors. This film is dedicated "To our mothers and grandmothers" and all I can say is hallelujah and thanks.
Based on a novel by the English writer Elizabeth Taylor.
Ludovic sings to Mrs. Plowright : For All We Know