Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Freed), Jon Hamm (Baby Driver), Christopher Walken (The Deer Hunter), Dearbhla Molloy (No Reservations), Danielle Ryan (Vivarium), Abigail Coburn (The Professor and the Madman), Darragh O’Kane (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
John Patrick Shanley (Doubt), director, writer; Anthony Bregman (Our Idiot Brother), Bradley Gallo (Careful What You Wish For), Michael A. Helfant (Mr. Right), Martina Niland (Sing Street), Leslie Urdang (Rabbit Hole) and Alex Witchel (film debut), producers; Amelia Warner (Acres and Acres), composer; Stephen Goldblatt (Batman & Robin), cinematographer; Ian Blume (The Half of It), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In Ireland, headstrong farmer Rosemary (Blunt) is set on winning the heart of her handsome neighbour, Anthony (Dornan). However, not only is he oblivious to her attraction to him, but he is also facing a number of personal problems, from his father Tony (Walken) threatening to bequeath the family farm to his American nephew Adam (Hamm), to having apparently inherited a family curse…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Already dreaded by some for its awkward onslaught of bad Irish accents, John Patrick Shanley’s star-studded adaptation of his own play Outside Mullingar has a treasure trove of entertaining moments underneath its surface.