To fulfill the last wish of her deceased mother, grieving Holly seeks out love and finds it in Matthew; their relationship swiftly becomes very close and all-encompassing. After receiving the news of Matthew’s ailing mother, both arrive to provide care in her final days, only to be faced with a nightmarish reality spiraling out of control.
Verity\'s Summer is a contemporary-set coming of age drama. The story of a young woman\'s journey from the security of childhood to the compromises of adulthood and moral ambiguities of love. It is also an intimate portrayal of a family coming to terms with the traumas and violence of distant war that are brought back home.
It is New Year\'s weekend and the friends of Peter (Fry) gather at his newly inherited country house. Ten years ago, they all acted together in a Cambridge University student comedy troupe, but it\'s less clear how much they have in common now.Peter\'s friends are Andrew (Branagh), now a writer in Hollywood; married jingle writers Roger (Laurie) and Mary (Staunton); glamorous costume designer Sarah (Emmanuel); and eccentric Maggie (Thompson), who works in publishing. Cast in sharp relief to the university chums are Carol (Rudner), the American TV star wife of Andrew; and loutish Brian (Slattery), Sarah\'s very recently acquired lover. Law plays Peter\'s disapproving housekeeper, Vera; and Lowe, her son Paul. Briers appears in a cameo role as Peter\'s father.