Tara Road (film)
|Directed by||Gillies MacKinnon|
|Written by||Cynthia Cidre
Maria Doyle Kennedy
David Ten Velthuis
|Music by||John E. Keane|
|Cinematography||John de Borman|
|Studio||First Look Pictures|
|Running time||97 minutes|
Two women trade houses without ever having met. They're both looking for an escape from their problems, but by running away, both come to discover a great deal about themselves.
Ria Lynch is married to Danny Lynch and they have a daughter and a son. Danny begins spending less and less time at home with his wife and children. Ria believes another baby is the solution, and is shocked to find out that indeed her husband is going to be a father - but to a child from an affair he has been having. Her husband's unfaithfulness is the event that leads Ria into her decision to switch homes with a woman from the US called Marilyn who lost her teenage son to a motorcycle accident on his birthday. Marilyn is struggling to come to terms with her son's death and has become estranged from her husband. She hopes her time in Dublin will cease her grief.
Ria and Marilyn discover deep, dark secrets about the other during the summer. The two become close friends but do not reveal the secrets.
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- Olivia Williams as Ria Lynch
- Andie MacDowell as Marilyn
- Johnny Brennan as Brian
- Iain Glen as Danny Lynch, a heart breaker who had a woman around every corner
- Jennifer Buckley as Secretary
- Stephen Rea as Colm
- Virginia Cole as Mrs. Doyle
- Maria Doyle Kennedy as Rosemary Ryan, Ria's best friend
- Sarah Bolger as Annie Lynch, Ria's eldest daughter
- Eileen Colgan as Nora
- Jean-Marc Barr as Andy
- Alan Devlin as Barney
- Enrique Fonseca as Limo Driver
- Jia Francis as Heidi
- Brenda Fricker as Mona
- David Ten Velthuis as Zach
- Ruby Wax as Carlotta
- Alison Hood as Pianist
- Maeve Binchy (cameo) as a restaurant patron.
Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa for the scenes set in Connecticut.
Released on DVD October 9, 2007.
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