A Bump Along the Way

A Bump Along the Way
  • 2019
  • UK
  • 1h 35min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Shelly Love
  • Cast: Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds
  • UK release: 11 October 2019

Pamela (Gallagher) is a Derry woman with a 16-year-old daughter (Petticrew), whose life is turned on its head when she finds herself pregnant at 44. There are a few clichés of vindictive schoolmates and deadbeat dads, but Gallagher plays Pamela with charm and grit, and the mother-daughter relationship is highly relatable. Well-observed and authentic.

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A Bump Along the Way

7 Oct 20193 stars

Bronagh Gallagher charms in the well-observed debut of director Shelly Love

The everyday trials of single mothers are a mainstay of social realist cinema but, with her accomplished feature debut, director Shelly Love takes a different approach, with a tale of a fortysomething Northern Irish woman whose surprise pregnancy causes…

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