Love Is All You Need review

Susanne Bier's frothy but heartfelt romcom

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our experts review games, movies and tech over countless hours, so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about our reviews policy.

Pierce Brosnan continues to age gracefully in this Danish romcom about a widowed wholesaler who falls for a recovering cancer patient (Trine Dyrholm) while attending his son’s wedding in Italy.

Indeed, it’s his undimmed star power that proves the most dynamic element in Susanne Bier’s film. It’s a frothy affair - particularly compared to some of the director’s other works, such as Open Hearts or the Oscar-winning In A Better World - albeit one that still manges to be rueful and sombre when occasion demands.

Dyrholm offers a ballsy performance that at one stage has her emerging naked from the sea without right breast and hair.

The best turn, however, comes from Paprika Steen as a boozy bint who takes a fancy to Brosnan.

Freelance Writer

Neil Smith is a freelance film critic who has written for several publications, including Total Film. His bylines can be found at the BBC, Film 4 Independent, Uncut Magazine, SFX Magazine, Heat Magazine, Popcorn, and more.