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Dare to Be Wild (2015)

TV-PG | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 2015 (USA)
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Irishwoman Mary Reynold's journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.


Vivienne De Courcy
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Credited cast:
Emma Greenwell ... Mary Reynolds
Tom Hughes ... Christy Collard
Alex Macqueen ... Nigel Hogg
Janie Dee Janie Dee ... Marigold
Christine Marzano ... Charlotte 'Shah' Heavey
Lorna Quinn Lorna Quinn ... Eve
Alaa Safi ... Imad
Michael Hough ... Peter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gillian Bolt ... Maria
Séainín Brennan ... Dr. Jaqui Finch
Liam Burke Liam Burke ... Old Aristocrat
Danny Kehoe Danny Kehoe ... Will
Deirdre Monaghan Deirdre Monaghan ... Uppercrust Jill
Clelia Murphy Clelia Murphy ... Barbara Murphy
Brendan Somers Brendan Somers ... Mike Collard


Irishwoman Mary Reynold's journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

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Speaking of the cinematography of the film, director Vivienne De Courcy said she wanted it "to look like the sunburst landscape in Ireland. What I didn't want was another sepia-tinged blue grey misted Irish film." See more »

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I love nature!
14 March 2017 | by chenggagaSee all my reviews

This movie is so beautiful, based on a true story.

this movie shows you the true beauty of the wild nature.

This sappy, in every sense, based-on-a-true story drama tells the story of how Irish landscape designer Mary Reynolds (played by Emma Greenwell) came to compete at the 2002 Chelsea flower show. Reynolds' entry was a Celtic-themed space made with mature hawthorn trees, weathered stone, wildflowers and lots of waffle about the sanctity of untamed nature. The underlying Eco-message is laudable, and the filmmakers deserve respect for getting a movie about garden design financed at all, but they do lay the sentiment on thick with a bulldozer, smothering the good bits with a dense compost of mawkishness and cliché. Consequently, Reynolds comes across here not just as an iconoclastic outsider but as a hippie sprite with Timotei-advert hair who must go to battle with the punctilious tweed-suited upper-class twits who control the Chelsea floor show. Meanwhile, her romantic entanglement with garden builder and part-time fiddle-player Christy Collard (Tom Hughes) becomes an Out of Africa-style love across continents. At least the gardens are, as you would expect, spectacularly beautiful.

Thanks to the Japaness writer who still works for Utopia and donating money.

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2015 (USA) See more »

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