Effortlessly charming, Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson show their huge appeal in this entertaining romcom.

Hoffman plays American jingle-writer Harvey Shine, who is in London for his estranged daughter’s wedding. But things aren’t going well and he’s at a loose end. Luckily, there’s eccentric, middle-aged airport worker Thompson to provide tea and sympathy – and maybe more.

Hoffman and Thompson make a great deal of this fine romance and the London settings do them proud. Some very good dialogue compensates for a few obvious contrivances, but this is an extremely likeable film and a smashing hour and a half in the company of such nice people.