What a wonderful surprise! My best friend and I trusted this would at least be worth seeing when we read that Emma Thompson was one of the writers, and featured in a role in the film as well, but it then turned out to be one of our favorite film experiences of the year. We agreed on exit that it was a 10 out of 10 for both of us (which is rare), and also that this would be a Christmastime film we could imagine looking forward to seeing annually to help celebrate and get into the mood of the season. And what a cast! Everyone, even those in the smallest featured roles (and there are a ton of them) are joyous, committed, and clearly having a ball creating the film, and that joy spills over to us in the audience.