Now here’s a film to kick you in the tearjerker, whatever your age! Maybe I’m getting older, or maybe I just appreciate what feels like some genuine feel-goodness in the world, but this trailer for The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, starring Jim Broadbent and Penelope Wilton, seems tough (in an emotional sense) but also lovely.
Entertainment One (eOne) are bringing it to UK cinemas from 28th April, and based on the bestselling book of the same name by Rachel Joyce, who also wrote the screenplay, the film is directed by Hettie Macdonald with Broadbent portraying Harold and Wilton as his wife, Maureen.
Personally growing up in Devon, and knowing many of the places, it kind of adds an extra perspective, as The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry tells the story of a man who leaves his home in South Devon to deliver a message to an old friend. But Harold never intended to be a hero, and he has failed at many things in his life, including being a husband, a father and a friend and so now into his 60s, he goes to a post a letter to his friend, Queenie, who is dying but realises that’s not enough… here’s your trailer: