This Irish comedy focuses on a woman named Ellie, who despite her family reputation as the wild free spirit, is left in charge of her sister Kate's retirement home when Kate is called home to care for their ailing mother. Ellie already has an aversion to responsibility, and she's definitely not prepared for the downright rude "hardcore" residents ...Read MoreThis Irish comedy focuses on a woman named Ellie, who despite her family reputation as the wild free spirit, is left in charge of her sister Kate's retirement home when Kate is called home to care for their ailing mother. Ellie already has an aversion to responsibility, and she's definitely not prepared for the downright rude "hardcore" residents at Woodlands rest home. Strangely enough, however, Ellie and the people in her care begin to learn from each other, and her unexpected journey doesn't seem like such a terrible burden after all. Cammila Collar, RoviRead Less
Joss Ackland, Brenda Fricker, Joan O'Hara, Vanessa Redgrave, Imelda Staunton. New. 2007 Run time: 90. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed! Delivery Confirmation included for all orders in the US.
Hayley Atwell, Orla Brady, Imelda Staunton, Vanessa Redgrave, Joan O'Hara, Brenda Fricker, Joss Ackland. 2009 Run time: 90. We sell NEW Factory Sealed product, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Fast Shipping! 100% Customer Satisfaction, over 30 years of Happy Customers. Fast, safe secure shipping in bubble wrap mailers so your order arrives in perfect condition.
Vanessa Redgrave; Imelda Staunton; Brenda Fricker; Hayley Atwell; Orla Brady; Joan O'Hara; Joss Ackland. New. Run time: 100 mins. Language: English. SHIPS WORLDWIDE. DELIVERY CONFIRMATION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.
This is a gem of a film. Funny and absorbing from beginning to end, it's a feel-good film about a group of old people in an Irish boarding house run by a rather harrassed Kate. Some paying guests are leaving because of the quarrelling and sniping of 4 members of the household. The arrival of Kate's more laid-back sister, Ellie, (the lovely little actress, Hayley Atwell) slowly begins to create a less rigid atmosphere and when Kate goes away at Christmas to spend time with their ailing mother, Ellie gradually draws them out after giving them a good talking to, and happy, individual characters emerge.
Vanessa Redgrave is a joy as an ex-screen beauty belting it out in the local pub, and Imelda Staunton and Brenda Fricker as the warring sisters are funny and quaint. Joss Ackland gives another wonderful performance as the ex-judge still wary of falling down off the wagon.
This is a compact, visually rich, and comedic film with these established actors strutting their stuff with sassy aplomb. A Must See.