The filming for Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, went from 8 March 2021 to 20 April 2021. Film’s first premiere was held at the Sundance Film Festival on 22 January 2022. The movie hit the theatres on 17 June 2022. The target audience was mainly aimed at mature women. However, the story, character interaction, and the last scene of the plot made for good substance for the low-budget film. Now that the movie is in theatres, some ask what the ending of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande was about.
What is Good Luck to You, Leo Grande about?
Nancy Stokes has been dedicated to the role society has pushed on her all her life. But after her retirement and has been a widow for two long years, she wants to tear through the norms imposed on her. So to break free from them, she decides to get a service escort and have her first-ever orgasm. But society’s conditioning isn’t undone in a day. After making the call and reaching the hotel, she gets nervous as the meeting time approaches. Leo Grande is an escort who Nancy has booked. Unlike Nancy, he is calm about the whole affair and takes his time to reach the hotel. And as the two finally meet in the hotel room, Nancy turns their intimate moments into a confessionary and lays out her unsatisfying life before Leo. And thus, we move forward to the middle of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.
Cast And Location
In Good Luck to You, Leo Grande was shot in London and Norwich. The film relies on the strength of its script and the intensity of the actors’ performances.
Emma Thompson as Nancy Stokes / Susan Robinson
Daryl McCormack as Leo Grande / Connor
Isabella Laughland as Becky
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande: Ending Explained
Nancy preface by saying she doesn’t want to feel young again but wants to get over the ghost of the past. Leo is calm and collected throughout their exchange and is inclined to help her with her fears. Nancy is still not convinced but talking to him calms her down. Their night together is uneventful, but Nancy looks forward to another session. When she booked him for a second, she decided to go out with him and handed him a list. The list contained all the acts and positions she had wanted to try since forever. Leo agrees again, but their tryouts fail, and Nancy is in trepidation again. Leo tells her not to worry about everything on the list, leading to their second consulting session.
The second session brings forth the problems both of them have been facing. Nancy has been stalking Leo in the act of frenzy and asks him to tell him more about his past. Leo doesn’t concede but is disturbed by it. The retired widow apologizes, but Leo storms out of the room. Remembering he didn’t have his phone on him, he retrieved his phone but told Nancy about his disownment.
The duo confronts each other for the final time at the hotel’s cafe, and Nancy reveals her real name is Susan. Leo, now calm after a week, tells of why his mother disowned him. When he was in group sex, his mother caught him and never talked to him again. The cross intervention clarified both the characters and they went down their paths. Nancy/Susan is seen admiring her body at the end of the movie Good Luck to You, Leo Grande.