Robert Carlyle is Frank Keane, a baker by trade but now a man consumer by grief after his wife dies. Driving his delivery van he comes across a car crash and finds a seriously injured man trapped at the wheel.
As he lies dying, Steve Mills (John Goodman) tells Frank that he was on his way to meet a long-lost sweetheart from 40 years ago, and makes him promise to attend the reunion in his place.
Reluctantly Frank finds himself drawn into an eccentric and equally lonely group of people at a dance school, from needy instructor Marienne (Mary Steenburgen), to painfully shy Meredith (Marisa Tomei) and jealous Randall (Donnie Wahlberg).
Frank soon finds himself swept away by the exhilarating power of dance, and persuades his widowers’ support group to join the class.
Through flashbacks, Steve’s story unfolds as Frank learns to overcome his loss and face the future.
A story about broken dreams and new beginnings, and the astonishing ways our lives design themselves.
“Dance is a very powerful drug. Dance can exorcise demons, access deep-seated emotions and colour your life in joyous shades of brilliant magenta” – Marilyn Hotchkiss