Tara Road (film)
|Directed by||Gillies MacKinnon|
Maria Doyle Kennedy
David Ten Velthuis
|Music by||John E. Keane|
|Cinematography||John de Borman|
First Look Studios
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 Vine
- Iain Glen as Danny Lynch, Ria's husband, who works at a property management company
- August Zirner as Greg Vine, Marilyn's English professor husband
- Stephen Rea as Colm Maguire, Ria's restaurateur friend
- Maria Doyle Kennedy as Rosemary Ryan, Ria's best friend
- Sarah Bolger as Annie Lynch, Ria's daughter, the older of her two offspring
- Johnny Brennan as Brian Lynch, Ria's son, the younger of her two offspring
- Eileen Colgan as Nora, Ria's mother
- Jean-Marc Barr as Andy Vine, Greg's Los Angeles residing brother
- Alan Devlin as Barney McCarthy, Danny's boss
- Brenda Fricker as Mona McCarthy, Barney's wife
- Ruby Wax as Carlotta, a flamboyant person who is one of Marilyn and Greg's neighbors
- Jia Francis as Heidi Franks, one of Marilyn and Greg's neighbors
- Maeve Binchy (cameo) as a restaurant patron
The film received a 42% user rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film was released on DVD October 9, 2007.