Why do some movies take you to places you’ve never been (Like Pretty Woman !) and some never get you out of the first class lounge. This movie tried to take off but I never really left town my passport limp in my hands. It has everything going for it: Written by the film maker Jim Sheriden (My left foot) it stars Samantha Morten, un known Irish actor as her husband and 2 gorgeous real life sisters who play their real life daughters. It’s about their life as Irish illegal aliens who try to find a new life in America after the death of their son. Trouble is this movie can’t decide if it is arty or schmaltzy and so you can never get a grip. Tooo groovy for its own good (Know the feeling?) OK, so I did have tear or ten running down my cheeks a few times (but that was when I started thinking about my credit card limit!) No, really it is worth seeing: great lighting, beautifully shot, fantastic music and it’s quite magical in some parts. The 2 little girls steal the show, they are absolutely charming (although they come up with too many wise insights that children never do).
But at the end I was still in Sydney not In America.
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