Emma Thompson is spectacular in this film. The scene where she prepares to go downstairs and face her family when she knows her husband has cheated is just hearbreaking. I lose it completely Every time.
I was planning on coming on this thread to share the Jezebel review of it - which runs down all the awful, mysogenistic and generally shit ways relationships are portrayed in the film.
But fuck it, I'm here watching it too, so merry Christmas! If it's any consolation I'm in a happy relationship but the Joni Mitchell moment makes me wonder/worry if that will ever happen to me - so it never goes away!
Scribble I'm well aware of the all the sexist crap. It's in most things. But I am prepared to let much of it go in this film because it's the only thing that ever makes me yearn for the happily ever after....