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Its droll title aside, this ensemble comedy has the wan look of a Richard Curtis squib that never made it from the drawing-board. Set on a sunny afternoon in Hampstead Heath, it flits merrily through a suite of stories - actually, half-baked situations - that involve couples courting, arguing, breaking up, letting go, and generally talking in that arch tone that British screenwriters often mistake for wit.

The performers are good enough (Hugh Bonneville, Douglas Hodge, Gina McKee, Catherine Tate et al), but they've been given nothing funny or interesting to say.

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