After breaking up with her boyfriend, desperate Eleanor takes a job as a nanny to a gifted 13-year-old boy.
Let’s address the elephant in the room. Can Billy-Joe Armstrong, frontman of ‘Green Day’, act?
Yes, yes he can.
Now that’s out of the way, it would be a massive disservice to ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’ to define it purely as the feature debut of the aforementioned punk rocker.
The film tells the story of the relationship between an inexperienced nanny and her super-gifted charge. Following a messy break-up, Eleanor (Leighton Meester) finds herself unemployed and homeless, so takes a job as a live-in nanny to Reggie (Julian Shatkin). Eleanor soon finds that Reggie is not only perfectly capable of looking after himself, but can actually help her re-evaluate her own life.
Directed with a beautifully light touch, ‘Like Sunday, Like Rain’ stands out as a film about miss-matched relationships by side-stepping every genre trope and cliché. Reggie isn’t difficult and precocious. Eleanor isn’t sassy and streetwise and doesn’t immediately clash with him. The characters are rounded and believable, and thoroughly enjoyable to spend time in the company of.
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