I enjoyed “Last Chance Harvey.” It’s a lightweight romantic film with some comedic elements.
The relationship is pretty virtuous: no sex and no super passionate kisses. No ridiculous compression of a healthy romantic relationship from months/years to hours. Profanity is limited. It’s a very lightweight PG-13 film.
It’s more of a drama about the power of human relationships than it is about romance. Roughly thirty minutes into the film, the two main characters feel at rock bottom. Both are incredibly lonely. One tries to find solace in hard alcoholic beverages. The other, in novels. Neither of these routes result in fulfillment. However, despite their disparate and isolated circumstances, these two forge a personal connection which results in a simple yet profound fulfillment, not crude and crass, nor transient and lustful.
In short, the film is a statement about the power of human relationships to heal, to change, to reconcile, and to bless. At least that is how I see it through my own paleoconservative eyes.
Others may view it differently.