Run & Jump

Run & Jump
  • 2013
  • Ireland / Germany
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steph Green
  • Written by: Ailbhe Keogan
  • Cast: Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte
  • UK release: 23 May 2014

When Conor (MacLiam) suffers a stroke, American neuropsychologist Ted (Forte) starts to study his unexpected recovery and finds himself falling for Conor's determinedly sunny wife Vanetia (Peake). Peake, in a long-overdue cinematic leading role, gives Vanetia much-needed believability, and although the film is slight and rose-tinted, it has a huge heart.

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Run & Jump

20 May 20143 stars

A slightly-too-rose-tinted heartwarmer starring Maxine Peake and Will Forte

This charming, if slight Irish dramedy marks the debut of American director Steph Green, who was Oscar-nominated for her short film New Boy. Working from a script she co-wrote with Ailbhe Keogan, Green fashions a film whose positivity and romance is…

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