23 Walks

23 Walks

23 Walks

  • Directed by Paul Morrison
  • Starring Dave Johns, Alison Steadman, Graham Cole, Bob Goody, Marsha Miller, Natalie Simpson
  • UK | 102mins | 2020 | rated (12A)

Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins

Film run time: 1h 40m

Directed by Paul Morrison, 23 Walks is a heart-warming comedy drama about finding love later in life.

Dave (Dave Johns) and Fern (Alison Steadman), two older strangers, have been bruised by their individual circumstances. They meet walking their dogs - German Shepherd Tilly and little terrier Henry - in a North London park, and over the course of twenty-three walks together the romance begins to blossom. But Dave and Fern haven't been completely honest with one another and their future together may be threatened by the secrets they have withheld.

Like a rambling countryside laneway, 23 Walks is full of twists and turns as we learn more about each character and the troubled pasts that make forging a future together a challenge. It’s gentle and charming and isn’t afraid to acknowledge the difficult circumstances many people face, from health issues, to marital problems, family strife and housing woes.

Dave Johns and Alison Steadman are extremely watchable as Dave and Fern, and the pair make a compelling couple when they hit it off. Almost as good to watch are the two dogs.