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Tara Road (2005)
Drama
Ireland / English
"Sometimes you must lose your life to find a new one... "
Two women -- one American, one Irish -- swap houses and alter the course of their lives.
Jean-Marc Barr Andy
Sarah Bolger Annie
Johnny Brennan Brian
Jennifer Buckley Secretary
Virginia Cole Mrs. Doyle
Eileen Colgan Nora
Alan Devlin Barney
Maria Doyle Kennedy Rosemary
Enrique Fonseca Limo Driver
Jia Francis Heidi (as Jia Frances)
Brenda Fricker Mona
Bronagh Gallagher Polly
Iain Glen Danny
James Herrick Hubie
Bosco Hogan Accountant
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Producer: Miron Blumental,Noel Pearson,Sarah Radclyffe
Writer: Maeve Binchy,Cynthia Cidre
Well it worked for me
Given that I have read the book (at least once) and loved it, I felt that this made the transition to the Big Screen fairly painlessly, after all it was a Big Book and time is limited. I went with someone who had not it, and we both enjoyed the film. I didn't find the acting hammy nor the shortcuts overly intrusive. A six-part drama would have covered all points better obviously but this movie told the tale adequately, the characters were all well-drawn and the mood of the book translated well onto the screen. I loved that we could get the ambiance of each home quickly and the circle of friends that each woman had. The kids were great - my only criticism would perhaps be that Danny was not quite smooth enough; it was hard to fall for his legendary charm.

Personal
Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
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Movie
Imdb rating: 6.2
Musician: John Keane
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-19 20:27:3