A Date for Mad Mary Reviews

June 20, 2017
Irish director Darren Thornton, with dynamo Sena Kerslake as Mary, delivers a canny blend of biting comedy and soulful drama
August 29, 2016
Mad Mary is a delight, especially for its rounded supporting characters, its skewering use of language, and the pinpoint accuracy of its observations of life in this specific time and place.
August 29, 2016
Kerslake and Lee leave enough of an impression to be able to use this film as a gateway to greater things.
March 13, 2019
A moody score brings the film's sombre tone together - not that this film isn't hilarious when it wants to be. A Date for Mad Mary is a great showcase for some of the best talent coming out of the Emerald Isle.
March 27, 2018
Honest, human and genuine, A Date with Mad Mary is not one you'll want to miss.
December 26, 2017
Although A Date for Mad Mary doesn't break any new ground, it exhibits a confidently assured (if slightly thorny) approach to its subject matter and despite hitting many familiar beats, its rhythm is impeccably in-time.
December 21, 2017
Based on a stage play by Yasmine Akram, debut feature director Darren Thornton does a terrific job with the performances.
September 5, 2017
Put simply, this is a delight from start to finish, generating big laughs and powerful emotion, while marking out both director and leading lady as serious talents to watch.
August 10, 2017
A Date For Mad Mary feels like an Ireland-set cross between Bridesmaids and Muriel's Wedding.
August 7, 2017
Irish writer/director Darren Thornton's feature, A Date for Mad Mary, is an outstanding debut.
June 30, 2017
Mary's coming out is about not just coming to terms with her sexuality, but also with who she is and who she wants around her.
September 20, 2016
Sena Kerslake... infuses warmth and intelligence to Mary's reflexive lashing out and a sneaky poise to a proudly ungraceful character. A terrific dramedy.
September 7, 2016
Darren and Colin Thornton have done a really nice job adapting Yasmine Akram's play 10 Dates for Mad Mary, giving it a strong sense of place and time, and creating full, rich, rounded and almost exclusively female characters.
September 1, 2016
There are a few 19th century Scandinavian playwrights who might envy Thornton and Akram their gifts for moulding personae.
August 29, 2016
A Date for Mad Mary is an exquisitely written, delicately made and superbly acted gem that will only get better with age and reflection.
August 29, 2016
The brilliance of A Date for Mad Mary lies in how it knowingly negotiates all the potential pitfalls of genre convention: acknowledging them (there is indeed such a montage), but always veering away from easy laughs or expected payoffs.