Deciding to attend her ex-lover’s funeral in the glamourous French Ile-de-Re without an invitation, former Hollywood star Helen (Joan Collins) breaks out of her London retirement home with the help of repressed housewife Priscilla (Pauline Collins).

Pooling their meagre resources, they travel by coach, ferry, car and foot in a race to get to the funeral on time, meeting reclusive French millionaire (Franco Nero) along the way. A feel-good film about true friendship, this comedy proves that the importance of a journey doesn’t always lie in the destination.