A Date For Mad Mary (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Darren Thornton. Ireland, 82 mins, 2016
Mary McArdle comes back home after spending six months in prison for something shed rather forget. Her best friend Charlene is getting married in three weeks and Mary has to embark on a desperate and hilarious mission to find herself a date.
Only nothing is straightforward to Mary as she realises that shes more attracted to Jess, the wedding videographer, than she is any of her would-be male suitors. And whats more, her connection to Charlene isnt what it once was. With a perfectly honed sense of place and time, this is a touching, nuanced drama with moments of wry laugh-out-loud comedy, endearing characters, and a stunning performance by Seána Kerslake. She ensures Mad Mary stays with you long after the credits roll.