Run & Jump Review

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Heading to Ireland to study young stroke sufferer Conor, droopy American neuropsychologist Ted Fielding (Forte) soon finds himself distracted by effervescent wife Vanetia (Peake).


A tortuous set-up yields some touching humanist insights in Steph Green’s directorial bow. The subplots don’t quite click, but sparks fly between Irish housewife Maxine Peake and American psychologist Will Forte when he moves in to monitor her stroke-victim husband.

Forte and Peake excel in a notable debut from Green that marks her out as a director to watch.