Run time: 108 mins
Harold Fry (Jim Broadbent) was never meant to be a hero. He’s an unremarkable man who has failed at all the important things: being a husband, a father and a friend.
Now, well into his 60s, he is content to fade quietly into the background of life. But when Harold learns his friend Queenie (Linda Bassett) is dying, he is moved to act. He leaves home, walking to the post box to send her a letter, until he realises a letter is not enough.
In that moment Harold decides to keep walking, all the way to her hospice, some 500 miles away in Berwick-upon-Tweed: as long as he walks, Queenie must live. Surprising himself as much as his wife Maureen (Penelope Wilton), Harold embarks on a walk of hope, determined to travel the length of England to save his friend.
Based on the 2012 book by Rachel Joyce, this is an uplifting and redemptive tale, with another consistently absorbing performance from Broadbent. It is most certainly the kind of film that will leave you welling up, laughing and leaving the cinema a little more hopeful