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How About You... (2007)

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A young British woman struggling with the direction of her life spends Christmas watching over a retirement home filled with demanding residents.

Director:

Anthony Byrne

Writers:

Maeve Binchy (short story), Jean Pasley (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joss Ackland ... Donald Vanston
Hayley Atwell ... Ellie Harris
Orla Brady ... Kate Harris
Kevin Flood Kevin Flood ... William
Brenda Fricker ... Heather Nightingale
Paschal Friel Paschal Friel ... Minibus Driver (as Pascal Friel)
Darragh Kelly Darragh Kelly ... Mr Evans
Doreen Keogh ... Mary
Tim McDonnell Tim McDonnell ... Man in Wheelchair
Elizabeth Moynihan ... Nurse Healy
Mick Nolan Mick Nolan ... Postman
Ryan O'Connor Ryan O'Connor ... Dan
Joan O'Hara Joan O'Hara ... Alice Peterson
Vanessa Redgrave ... Georgia Platts
Danielle Ryan ... Maria
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Storyline

HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the hardcore' remain. Their behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

La grandeza de vivir See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,022, 16 November 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,588, 26 April 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Quotes

[first lines]
Donald Vanston: Damned cars on the lawn. Shit.
Heather Nightingale: That's it!
Hazel Nightingale: I don't want to go.
Heather Nightingale: They're trying to get rid of us before they arrived.
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Connections

Features Witness for the Prosecution (1957) See more »

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Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
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Truffle
21 October 2013 | by sergepesicSee all my reviews

Grand, luxurious country squire manor turned into ritzy nursing home. Beautiful gardens, pristine river, chintzy comfortable rooms, and yet not much peace nor content. The old age is hard enough without endless regrets, ruminations on missed opportunities, and so many memories colored with dark tinges of grief. So, in this pleasant, overly sweet, albeit very enjoyable truffle of a movie, comes young rebellious women and with a bit of attention, a dollop of booze and an occasional joint, turns around few difficult residents played by masters of British acting. Of course, none of this makes any sense. But, we don't always need to be hit on a head with the truncheon of reality. It is nice to, for a split second, believe in a possibility of redemption.


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