When you watch 24 movies in 11 days, picking them based only on a short and not always accurately descriptive synopsis, there are bound to be "the good, the bad, and the ugly". But when after 3 days at the Toronto International Film Festival, we still did not see any movies that we thought were more than mediocre, we started to worry about our film selection skills. Luckily things picked up by the fourth day and by the time the festival was over, we ended up watching quite a few excellent movies.
The story follows the joys and tribulations of three couples. Married couple Jean and Rab are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary when they find out that he has a daughter from a goodbye fling he had just after their wedding. Their daughter Liz and longtime boyfriend Ally are not on the same page regarding marriage. And their son Davy is starting a new relationship with Yvonne who has just moved to Scotland from England.
We ended up seeing an eclectic selection of movies of different genres from different countries . Despite our slow start, we ended up with quite a few good ones.