An American doctor travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving dynamo wife and mother Vanetia to run the show.

Director:

Steph Green

Writers:

Ailbhe Keogan, Steph Green (co-writer)
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Cast overview:
Ciara Gallagher Ciara Gallagher ... Noni
Maxine Peake ... Vanetia
Edward MacLiam ... Conor
Will Forte ... Ted
Ruth McCabe ... Nora
Brendan Morris ... Lenny
Sharon Horgan ... Tara
Michael Harding Michael Harding ... Paddy
Kelby Guilfoyle Kelby Guilfoyle ... Fergus
Ri Galway Ri Galway ... Simon
Clare Barrett ... Susan
Tim Landers Tim Landers ... Coach Gary
Joseph M. Kelly Joseph M. Kelly ... Old Man
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Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, is working hard to get life back to normal after her 38 year-old husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Tweedy American doctor, Ted Fielding, (Will Forte) arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetia's a dynamo. But with two young kids and both men in the house, she's feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Ted's calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys their heady, happy-go-lucky world. But Ted's continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision. Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Steph Green and featuring Saturday Night Live star Will Forte in an impressive dramatic debut, this life-affirming film ... Written by -Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Kelby Guilfoyle (who plays Fergus in this movie) has a YouTube channel and frequently uploads videos on Vimeo. See more »

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Róisín Dubh
Irish Traditional, Public Domain
Performed by Yolanda Of Dhuinn
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Turn around
9 June 2014 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's hard to tell what the right choices are in life. It's even harder if someone close to you has an illness, how you should react to that. And if there is also an outside force trying to come in from the outside (whatever the original motives are), that it gets even tougher. So decisions are being made that are not only rational.

But while this drama seems to be concentrating on an illness, it is giving us human beings, who just are reacting to each other and the circumstances they find themselves in. This either will appeal to you right away or you will dislike it. Good thing is, you can tell early on if this drama is something you want to watch or not


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Country:

Ireland | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A megfigyelő See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$3,944, 26 January 2014

Gross USA:

$20,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,189
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Dolby

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Color
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