In general, I enjoy Mike Leigh's films, and Another Year is not an exception to this rule. It spans a year in the lives of married couple Tom and Gerri as they deal with troubled friends, the death of a sister-in-law and meeting their son's new girlfriend. Tom and Gerri seem like an ideal couple. They enjoy gardening and cooking together, have a good relationship with their son, and are able to accept life as it comes. Their friend Mary, however, has had one divorce and then wasted years involved with a married man who had no intention of leaving his wife. During the time span of the movie she buys a car which brings her nothing but grief. There's no narrative arc in this movie, it's just a slice of life, but an enjoyable one.