The easy affinity Brosnan and Dyrholm manage between Philip and Ida carries the story along well enough, and the glowing travelogue presented in cinematographer Morten Soborg's scenery is an ideal backdrop for fairy-tale romance to bloom in middle-age.
The secondary relationships are fairly standard — boorish awkwardness as Leif shows up with his mistress, weepy reservations as Astrid and Patrick have second thoughts about marrying.
Paprika Steen stands out as Philip's self-absorbed, amorous sister-in-law, somehow imbuing a really horrible woman with traces of pathos when she gets the brutal chastisement she so clearly deserves.
It's refreshing to see Bier lighten up after a string of grave melodramas that include "Brothers," ''After the Wedding" and "Things We Lost in the Fire." She handles her love story with the same style and class, though it's disappointing she doesn't find a way to go deeper than the conventional pleasantries she explores here.
Yet if love is all you need, you could do worse than spending time with the pretty people and pictures of "Love Is All You Need."
"Love Is All You Need," a Sony Pictures Classics release, is rated R for brief sexuality, nudity and some language. Running time: 116 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.
Motion Picture Association of America rating definition for R: Restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.