Society features ‘Love’

Vernon Film Society presents the first of three summer movies on July 8

The first of three summer movies presented by the Vernon Film Society will air on July 8 at the Towne Theatre.

It will be shown at the usual series times of 5:15 and 7:45 p.m.

Love is All You Need is directed by award winning Danish director Susanne Bier (Brothers, In a Better World) who also co-wrote this movie. The story concerns Philip (Pierce Brosnan) as a somewhat embittered Brit living in Denmark and Ida, a hairdresser who has just come through battling cancer, only to find her husband has betrayed her. Their children are about to be married, although the path to their wedded bliss is not running smoothly.

The wedding is to take place in Sorrento, so the movie is set in beautiful locations in both Denmark and Italy to enrich all our senses and to provide a backdrop to the unfolding story of a family wedding, with unpredictable guests as well as the budding romance of Philip and Ida. As more than one critic noted, this is a romance for grown-ups, a pleasant change from the many movies made for kids.

Brosnan has been widely acclaimed for his portrayal of a man finding new joy in moving on and forward with his life. It’s a film with humour, some poignant and absurd moments, beautiful scenery and good acting.

Although predictable, the film is so well made and enjoyable it seems perfect for a summer movie experience.

The film is rated PG. Tickets are available seven days ahead at the Towne Theatre and at the Bean Scene Coffee House for $7.