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Tara Road (2005)

2 Ratings: 2.0
Art House & International movie directed by Gillies MacKinnon

Marilyn Vine’s (Andie MacDowell) idyllic life in Connecticut is devastated by the tragic death of her only son Dale during his 15th birthday party. 3,000 miles away, Ria Lynch’s (Olivia Williams) marriage comes to a stunningly abrupt end … see full wiki

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
2 reviews about Tara Road (2005)
review by . February 02, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
Based upon a novel by Maeve Binchy that was selected as part of Oprah's Book Club, TARA ROAD is the story of two different women living continents apart. Fifteen-year-old Dale Vine (Christ Jaco Olckers) is tragically killed at his own birthday party while riding a motorbike given to him by his father. Dale's mother, Marilyn (Andie MacCowell), can't cope with the death and goes into a deep depression. She decides she needs to get away and makes a phone call overseas to find out about a possible house …
review by . September 27, 2007
This movie begins with a pair of startling tragedies: a Connecticut woman's son dies at his 15th birthday party, and an Irish woman's husband announces (also at a child's birthday party) that he is leaving her for his pregnant girlfriend. The two women, strangers, decide to swap houses for reasons that are probably clearer in the book.  Indeed, there are probably lots of things that are clearer in the book. It really doesn't matter, though, because this movie is a parade of human relationships. …
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