The plot concerns Maurice Russell, an elderly actor who finds himself increasingly attracted to his friend Ian's grand-niece Jessie, while simultaneously finding himself in deteriorating health due to prostate cancer. Maurice's friend describes the grand-niece as a troublemaker and a nuisance, but Maurice discovers that Jessie warms to him when he starts interacting with her. He takes her to the National Gallery in London to view his favourite painting, the Rokeby Venus, by the Spanish artist Diego Velázquez.
|keywords||art class attack diego velázquez engage evolve flirt life style paint prostate cancer reject rokeby venus seaside seaside resort spanish art the national whitstable young lovers|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor|
|productionCompany||FilmFour Productions Miramax Films|
|publisher||Buena Vista International|