I went to see Mike Leigh's recently released (5/11/10) film: Another Year starring David Bradley and Jim Broadbent on Saturday.
It is split into the four seasons and revolves around a blissfully happy couple and their family and work colleagues. It lasted 2 hours 9 minutes and it makes you concentrate very hard indeed despite the usual free flowing, ad libbing script. The camera shots are held just that extra few seconds to take you inside each personality. In the end optimism just defeats pessimism but it is a close run thing!!
I loved it.