Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba join forces in the brilliantly sharp, witty and wildly romantic comedy LESSONS IN LOVE, arriving in cinemas and on demand from 25th Sept 2015, courtesy of Arrow Films.
By day, Richard Haig (Brosnan – A Long Way Down, Mamma Mia) is a successful and well-respected English professor at renowned Trinity College in Cambridge, teaching 18th century romantic poetry. By night, he follows in the footsteps of his father (Malcolm McDowell – The Artist, Amazon Prime’s Mozart in the Jungle), indulging in his own romantic fantasies with a steady stream of beautiful undergraduates. Longing for something a little more meaningful after a life of Byronic excess, he’s delighted when his 25-year old American girlfriend Kate (Alba – Entourage, Valentine’s Day) reveals that she’s expecting a baby.
Looking forward to having a family of his own, starting a new chapter in his life, and being a father his children can be proud of, Richard seems to have it all; but there’s just one problem- progressing with Kate means meeting the family. And that includes her older sister Olivia (Hayek – Savages, Grown Ups)… who he just can’t seem to get out of his head.
Relocating to Malibu, Richard settles into a seemingly idyllic family life. That is, until Kate confesses she’s fallen for a younger man, Brian (Ben McKenzie – TV’s The OC, Gotham) and the impending divorce means he has to navigate the immigration red tape. Desperate to avoid deportation, he’s forced to face up to his past mistakes (and some new legal troubles) in order to fight for his family… and Olivia.
A rom-com with a brain, LESSONS IN LOVE features Hollywood royalty in a smart, wistful and hilarious story about love, family and the power of a good Mexican lawyer.