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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Excellent 4 Stars
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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Albert Finney
Aidan Quinn
Robin Wright
Milo O'Shea
Directors
Gillies MacKinnon
Screenwriters
Shane Connaughton
Kerry Crabbe
Running Time
109 minutes

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A woman is scorned in remote Ireland for having happily having a child out of wedlock, but when a stranger arrives she reconsiders.


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Plot
Choosing to live as a single mother, instead of getting married has left Tara (Wright) being outcast as the sinner of the village. It's not that she's short of offers it's just that she's not fussed about her options. But one day a young man (Quinn) arrives at the village and it's not long before Tara has changed her mind on being single.


Verdict
With strong, if in the case of Finney, miscast performances except for Quinn who is a bit too wimp-ish to really be worth Tara's time. An interesting plot with a few nods to Othello that are handled in an admirable way. Not amazing but watchable.


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