Run & Jump (2013)
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A headstrong Irish housewife finds her life transforming in ways she never thought possible after her husband suffers a life-altering stroke, and an American doctor arrives to chronicle the family's recovery process in this intimate drama from director Steph Green (whose short film New Boy was nominated for an Oscar in 2007). In the wake of her husband's stroke, loving wife and mother Vanetia (Maxine Peake) gradually comes to realize that her household will never be the same again. Much to
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Writer-director Steph Green develops it so patiently and notes its emotional dislocations so carefully that it never descends into cliche.
"Run & Jump" pretty much paints itself into a corner, but it has a nice time getting there.
It's sensitive and winsome, like a modestly budgeted independent film should be.
"Run & Jump" is surprisingly alive, full of jolts and unexpected bursts of humor and earned emotion.
In detailing the different ways that people can react to a common problem, the film does a good job of illustrating the social difficulties that emerge when layers of performance break down
Despite the strain on the family, ultimately this is a tender story told with heart, humour, and Irish charm.
I'm really liking Will Forte's dramatic efforts. While on the subject of Will, I just want to say that his Potato Chip Thief sketch on SNL was brilliant.
Whether it's possible to go on loving somebody who's no longer himself is a momentous question that this movie largely ducks, ultimately providing an answer that seems imposed from without rather than arrived at organically.
"Run & Jump" turns out to be more emotionally satisfying by not providing simplistic cures for serious maladies.
The movie is too pleasant, too sweet and too tidily assembled given the central trauma.
A tour de force performance by Maxine Peake as an energetic, vibrant and loving Irish wife and mother dealing with a tough transition at home.
With a rooted sense of place, Irish import Run & Jump flirts with being a lot of different things, but succeeds in being none of them.
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