7.1/10
1,250
10 user 33 critic

A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

Trailer
1:46 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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

Director:

Darren Thornton
Reviews
7 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

A Long Shot (2016)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A couple who are struggling financially are tested when Larry bets on Ireland to win a football match against Germany with Sarah's rent money.

Director: Andrew Jordan
Stars: Mark Huberman, Seána Kerslake, Ste Murray
Dollhouse (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A group of street teens from Dublin's inner city break into a house in an upper class suburb. The break-in quickly moves into a night of frenzy, scandal and consequence.

Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Stars: Seána Kerslake, Johnny Ward, Kate Stanley Brennan
Can't Cope, Won't Cope (2016–2018)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Can't Cope, Won't Cope is a darkly comic drama detailing the unravelling of a friendship between two co-dependent young women as the hangover wears off and their lives and priorities begin to radically diverge.

Stars: Seána Kerslake, Nika McGuigan, Sheila Moylette
Thin Air (2014)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Graham Cantwell
Stars: Seána Kerslake, Roisin O'Neill, Amy-Joyce Hastings
Brides to Be (2016)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Robin and Jenna are getting married. Robin is excited beyond words; Jenna is plagued by panic attacks and struggles to write her vows. But when they arrive at their secluded fairy-tale venue, sinister forces besiege them, threatening to tear them apart.

Directors: Kris Boustedt, Lindy Boustedt
Stars: Carollani Sandberg, Angela DiMarco, Jesse Lee Keeter
We Ourselves (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Paul Mercier
Stars: Declan Conlon, Gavin Drea, Caitriona Ennis
Edit

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 Shauna Higgins ... Julie
Jamiu Giwa Jamiu Giwa ... Udel
Mark Dunne Mark Dunne ... Scote
Tatiana Ouliankina Tatiana Ouliankina ... Oksana
Edit

Storyline

'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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Date für Mad Mary See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

€47,814 (Ireland), 4 September 2016, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in Drogheda. See more »

Goofs

Although the film is set in Drogheda, all of the characters have distinctive North Dublin accents. See more »

Quotes

Nan: Fucking sniper wouldn't take you out.
See more »

Soundtracks

Singularity
Performed by Florence Olivier
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant Piece of film making from Ireland
13 May 2017 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Mary McArdle has just been released from prison after doing time for a violent crime. On here release she goes home to Drogheda where she can't wait to catch up with her best friend Charlene. But Charlene is getting married and despite having Mary as 'Maid of Honour' she seems heavily reluctant to hang out with her erstwhile closest friend.

What is worse Mary has not even got a 'plus one' on the Wedding invite as she has no boyfriend. So she sets out to get herself a date and then by dint of force of character make them join her for the Wedding. Seems like a simple plan but we all know what happens to the best laid plans, and in that department Mary is no exception.

Now this is a comedy drama and it deals with real life issues, often in an unflinching way but this is brilliantly juxtaposed with some razor sharp comedy and moments of wit that border on being genius. Seana Kerslake as 'Mad' Mary is perfect for the role and bodes well for more to come in her career. The entire cast though are spot on and the Grandmother gets two of the best lines, so the fun is spread round.

It is directed by Darren Thornton who co wrote it with Colin Thornton and I think they should be very proud of such an unassuming film that packs such a big cinematic punch. This is a film I can recommend all day long.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 10 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed