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Glassland

Glassland
  • 2015
  • Ireland
  • 89 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Gerard Barrett
  • Written by: Gerard Barrett
  • Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter
  • UK release: 17 April 2015

John (Reynor) is a twentysomething Dublin taxi driver whose mother Jean (Collette) is alcoholic; when he forces her to accept help, it comes at great financial and personal cost. Reynor is excellent, and Barrett and Collette skilfully avert melodrama. Despite some heavy-handed lapses, a moving slice of modern realism.

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Glassland

13 Apr 20153 stars

Moving Irish drama from Gerard Barrett starring Toni Collette and Jack Reynor

Young Irish writer-director Gerard Barrett follows up his 2013 debut Pilgrim Hill with the equally gritty Glassland, a powerful study of the personal battles being fought behind myriad nondescript doors. Addressing the same themes of isolation, despair…

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