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A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

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A woman newly released from prison seeks a date to bring to her best friend's wedding.

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Darren Thornton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seána Kerslake ... Mary
Carolyn Bracken ... Female Prison Guard
Denise McCormack ... Suzanne
Barbara Brennan Barbara Brennan ... Nan
Stephen Cromwell Stephen Cromwell ... Grungy Guy
Sarah Gorman Sarah Gorman ... Grungy Guy's Girlfriend
John Finegan John Finegan ... Angry Club Bouncer
Charleigh Bailey ... Charlene
Siobhan Shanahan Siobhan Shanahan ... Leona
Norma Sheahan ... Sally
Ben Condron Ben Condron ... Declan
Shauna Higgins ... Julie
Jamiu Giwa Jamiu Giwa ... Udel
Mark Dunne Mark Dunne ... Scote
Tatiana Ouliankina Tatiana Ouliankina ... Oksana
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'Mad' Mary McArdle returns to Drogheda after a short spell in prison - for something she'd rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is to be her maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a 'plus one' on the grounds that she probably couldn't find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. 'A Date for Mad Mary' is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Ireland

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English

Release Date:

7 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Ein Date für Mad Mary See more »

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Dublin, Ireland See more »

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€47,814 (Ireland), 4 September 2016, Limited Release
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1.85 : 1
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Filmed in Drogheda. See more »

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Jess's hair changes from scene to scene: sometimes it is almost entirely blonde, with just a small amount of dark hair at the roots, and in other scenes (most notably when she gets the bus home with Mary) there is over three inches of dark hair at the root. See more »

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Nan: Fucking sniper wouldn't take you out.
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Freighted Sky
Performed by Tara Lee
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Sensitive, funny and a feast of acting talent!
3 October 2016 | by redisleSee all my reviews

A film that is original, topical and profound all at the same time! Modern cinema is typified by having a multiplicity of story-lines and an equal diversity of often unintelligible accents. Not so this production! The viewer is taken gradually into the inner workings of several characters by a director who knows how to tell a story with total clarity.

The acting is so exceptional and the cinematography so unobtrusive that I found myself totally engrossed in the reality on screen. Having worked with people not unlike "mad Mary" I found the portrayal remarkably accurate and touching. There is a great balance of sensitivity and humour. Although the story is based in Ireland, this is a tale that will strike chords around the world. This is a very special piece of cinema.


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