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‘Good Luck To You, Leo Grande’ Trailer: Emma Thompson Leads A Sex-Positive Sundance Romance

Sex-positive vibes for each and every age, even the 50+-year-old crowd? Yes, please. Following its terrific reception at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Searchlight Pictures is releasing “Good Luck To You, Leo Grande” this summer. This intelligent bedroom drama stars Emma Thompson, relative newcomer Daryl McCormack (known for work on “Peaky Blinders”) and is directed by Sophie Hyde (“Animals,” “52 Tuesdays”) and written by Katy Brand (“Glued,” “Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show“).

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