Roseanne McNulty must vacate the soon-to-be demolished mental institution in Roscommon, Ireland that she's called home for over 50 years. The hospital's psychiatrist, Dr. William Grene, is called in to assess her condition. He finds himself intrigued by Roseanne's seemingly inscrutable rituals and tics, and her fierce attachment to her Bible, which she has over the decades transformed into a palimpsest of scripture, drawings, and cryptic diary entries. As Grene delves deeper into Roseanne's past, we see her as a young woman, whose charisma proves seductive. We learn that she moved to Sligo to work in her aunt's café, fell in love with a dashing fighter pilot, and that a local priest fell tragically in love with her.Written by
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This movie has plenty of darkness and sadness, but luckily it's punctuated with an element of hope as well, because otherwise I think it would just be too sad to watch. It's a story of a woman in a mental hospital and what brought her there. She's now very old with an addled mind, so the story cuts between past and present to unveil the circumstances of the story. Rooney Mara turns in a strong performance as the younger version of the main character and Theo James - who is normally the hero type - is a creepy priest. Nice to see him in a departure from the norm.
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