After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his ...
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After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his father is alive and well and has duped him into returning home. Soon, father and son are entangled in a painful battle of wills and Jack's only relief is in the company of an attractive American tourist.
A story about a father and a son on how they deal with a painful past.
I saw this Film at he IFI in Dublin last Sunday, it was an accident that I wound up seeing it, but I'm so glad that I did. I was a little concerned initially because I heard in the lobby it was a low budget and an "indie" film and that can just be an excuse for bad work these days. However I was really blown away by this film I got drawn in straight away by the incredibly strong performances by Gerard Hurley and Karl Johnson and the beauty of the landscape.
About half way through the story could hear a lot of sniffing around the cinema because the film really begins to hit people because it is very moving without been manipulative . By the end of the film I was gutted my self by the sincerity of the ending. The soundtrack was great and L the film Lili Taylor who I like a lot was great also , I just wish she was in it a little more.
A really beautiful film, if you have a chance go see it.
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