A.K.A. Wide Eyed & Legless
The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric (Jim Broadbent) and Diana Longden (Julie Walters), a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. One day, while attending a literary luncheon, Deric meets Aileen Armitage (Sian Thomas), a woman novelist with whom he strikes up a close friendship. Diana soon discover their relationship and calls Aileen, asking to meet her.