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Tara Road (2005)

PG | | Drama | 7 October 2005 (Ireland)
Two women -- one American, one Irish -- swap houses and alter the course of their lives.

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Andy Vine
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Annie Lynch
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Brian Lynch (as Johnny Brennan)
Jennifer Buckley ...
Secretary
Virginia Cole ...
Mrs. Doyle
Eileen Colgan ...
Nora
Alan Devlin ...
Barney McCarthy
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Rosemary Ryan
Enrique Fonseca ...
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Jia Francis ...
Heidi Franks (as Jia Frances)
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Mona McCarthy
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Polly
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Danny Lynch
James Herrick ...
Hubie
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Two grieving women - Ria, a Dublin mom whose husband discloses he's in love with a woman already pregnant, and Marilyn, a Connecticut Yankee whose son has died - swap houses for a couple months. Marilyn finds solace in Ria's garden and becomes friends with Colm, a local with a restaurant and his own demons. Ria gets a job cooking, has a date or two, and gradually comes out of her shell. Meanwhile, Ria's husband Danny has problems, economic and personal, that may bring more ruin to those close to him. The house on Tara Road comes to stand for the past, for possibilities, and for what can be lost. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes you must lose your life to find a new one...

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Ein Haus in Irland  »

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Maeve Binchy, author of the novel on which the movie is based, makes an uncredited cameo as a restaurant patron. She can be glimpsed seated at the end of the bar, right after the scene where Ria offers to take the job advertised at the restaurant cashier's counter. See more »

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The US scenes taking place in New England include bare mesas (bluffs) in the background. The South African filming location reveals itself. See more »

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24 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Movie is full of over-acting... Irish actors play absurd people, characters that soap TV series dropped 10 years ago... even Maeve B (author) looked stiff as a board in her first cameo scene... the US characters were better but the story needed a big finish... so what was it that went on around the table in Kenilworth Square???? someone tore up a piece of paper and everybody around the table says "wow!".... it isn't possible to tare up a piece of paper and make everything alright, not in law, not in real life, not in Ireland and not in a fantasy B movie. If it were on the telly, we all would have changed channel. "Circle of Friends" wasn't bad at all so that will have to be Maeve's high point I fear.

I didn't leave the cinema so it gets a 2/10.

BG


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