Wilbur, Jamie Sives, is a very unhappy man. Although he gets on well with the kids at the nursery school where he works, he regularly attempts suicide, and has even joined a suicides anonymous group at a Glasgow hospital. He moves in with his brother, Harbour, Adrian Rawlings, to help him run the bookshop they inherited from their late father. Harbour becomes attracted to one of the shop's regular customers, single Mum Alice, Shirley Henderson and cares for her 8-year-old daughter, Mary, Lisa McKinlay, a child wiser than her years. Harbour and Alice get married, but Wilbur's morbid attitude to life continues. This probably doesn't sound like a comedy but, in fact, it is, and a very successful and unusual one. Scherfig, who made Italian For Beginners, has come up with a delightful film, with tragic elements, which is beautifully acted and handled with just the right, light, touch. The film was shot on High Definition video and then transferred to 35 mm film in the widescreen ratio - and it looks terrific. But mainly this is a character-driven movie, in which Sherfig and her co-writer, Anders Thomas Jensen, have created some immensely likable characters, touching and vulnerable people whose lives are tinged with both tragedy and a delicate humour. It's an utterly beguiling film.