This heist-caper comedy gets its zest from the frolicsome performances by Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan. They play an American couple, Kate and Richard, who have been divorced for eight years. Their good friends and neighbors Penelope and Jerry (Celia Imrie and Timothy Spall) have been married for 35 years and are still going strong. After Kate bids farewell to her daughter Sophie (Tuppence Middleton) who is heading off to college, she begins making plans to have some fun on her own.
But then shocked and angered Richard shows up with news that Vincent (Laurent Lafitte), a young French wheeler dealer, has hoodwinked him and all his employees out of their pensions, leaving them virtually penniless. He convinces Kate to join him in a righteous crusade to get their money back, no matter what it takes.
They confront the unrepentant corporate raider in Paris and realize they will need more help from their son Matt (Jack Wilkison), a computer wizard, and their neighbors. Kate and Richard decide to crash the party Vincent is holding on the Cote d'Azur where he intends to wed Manon (Louise Bourgoin) and impress everyone with his gift of a $10 million diamond necklace. The American couple have their own plans with what to do with the money after they steal the necklace.
Joel Hopkins who directed Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman in Last Chance Harvey manages to entertain us again with two middle-agers who discover love has its way with them despite their past and present squabbles. Thompson and Brosnan make a winsome couple on the screen, and they are both very playful as adventurers having the time of their life together.