Tara Road (film)

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Tara Road
Tara Road.jpg
Directed byGillies MacKinnon
Written byCynthia Cidre
Shane Connaughton
StarringAndie MacDowell
Olivia Williams
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Iain Glen
Sarah Bolger
Johnny Brennan
Bosco Hogan
Heike Makatsch
Leslie Mongezi
Sean Power
Stephen Rea
David Ten Velthuis
Ruby Wax
August Zirner
Music byJohn E. Keane
CinematographyJohn de Borman
First Look Studios
Release date
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States

Tara Road is a 2005 film directed by Gillies MacKinnon. It is based on the novel of the same name by Maeve Binchy.


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.



Filming took place in Cape Town, South Africa for the scenes set in Connecticut.


The film received a 42% user rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

Home media[edit]

The film was released on DVD October 9, 2007.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Tara Road (2005)" – via www.rottentomatoes.com.
  2. ^ https://www.amazon.com/Tara-Road-Jean-Marc-Barr/dp/B000Q677CC/

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