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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.

Director:

Gillies MacKinnon

Writers:

Cynthia Cidre (screenplay), Shane Connaughton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jean-Marc Barr ... Andy Vine
Sarah Bolger ... Annie Lynch
John G. Brennan ... Brian Lynch (as Johnny Brennan)
Jennifer Buckley Jennifer Buckley ... Secretary
Virginia Cole Virginia Cole ... Mrs. Doyle
Eileen Colgan Eileen Colgan ... Nora
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Barney McCarthy
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Rosemary Ryan
Enrique Fonseca Enrique Fonseca ... Limo Driver
Jia Francis Jia Francis ... Heidi Franks (as Jia Frances)
Brenda Fricker ... Mona McCarthy
Bronagh Gallagher ... Polly
Iain Glen ... Danny Lynch
James Herrick James Herrick ... Hubie
Bosco Hogan ... Accountant
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Storyline

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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Drama

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

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2005 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprendendo a Viver See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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 Cross between Hallmark and Lifetime Movie and Holiday!
19 January 2018 | by SylSee all my reviews

Andie MacDowell and Olivia Williams play American and Irish women respectively. Based on Maeve Binchy's novel, Marilyn Vine, must deal with her son's tragic death on his birthday in Connecticut. Ria has to deal with her husband's infidelity with her best friend Rosemary. The film is beautifully photographed with Brenda Fricker and Stephen Rea in supporting roles in Ireland. Ruby Wax plays Carlotta, Marilyn's American friend and neighbor. I don't think they filmed the Connecticut scenes in the states though perhaps for financial reasons. The film is ideal viewing for Hallmark and Lifetime movies though.


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