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Tara Road (2005)

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

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Cast

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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 ...
Limo Driver
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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Trivia

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 supposedly take place in New England, but include a shot of an Interstate 75 road-sign. I75 goes nowhere near the east coast. See more »

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A good film, especially if you read the book!
9 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I attended the Premiere of this movie in Dublin on 29 Sept. The audience LOVED it! It was not the book, as much was "left out" but the essence of the book was there. Iian Glen was the best cad I ever saw! Andie MacDowell was a perfect Marilyn. Olivia was also very good as Ria.Stephen Rea was Colm and who doesn't like to see Stephen...doing anything.I can't picture anyone else as Colm. Maria Doyle Kenndey came through as Rosemary. Brenda Fricker stole the show as McCarthy's wife. The biggest thrill for the Dublin audience was the appearance of Maeve Binchy and her author husband,Gordon Snell as customers in Colms restaurant..a loud cheer came as they came on the screen. I only hope Maeve's American fans will get the chance to see the movie version of Tara Road! Her fans will love it


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