i trusted Andrew Haigh before and i trust him now. because he uses emotional vibrancy, and i'm a sucker for that.
so, he stares at the table during his speech. (he also looks away from her eyes while he mentions the previous marriage.) then, elderly dancing. (they dance together earlier too.) it's an anniversary, Charlotte Rampling dances, but does she have existential lights in her eyes? she stands still after their dance, he walks way. she does. this is a lush close.
and i appreciated narrative tones that were pitched at age-related notes. some of it i wish was different in a way that means something like "these people's lives should be different" and i try not to think like that any longer. i'll always go see movies like this.