MOVIE REVIEW: ROSIE

Rosie moves you like few dramatic movies do these days. It's tugs at the heart in a beautiful, yet very tough-to-ignore small Irish story about an Irish families resilience and a mother trying to protect her family after the landlord sells their rented home and they end up homeless. Rosie and her partner have no home, while still trying to keep the reality from the family and keep up apperances to protect.

The film shows the love and strength of families and it is right on the money. The Blue Fox movie is directed by Paddy Breathnach and written by Roddy Doyle. The cast is excellent with the lead role going to Sarah Greene who hits it out of the ballpark.

It's a real-life tragedy that creates great empathy. It is done supurbly. Rosie stands out because of its perfect acting and direction by Breathnach (I Went Down, Viva) and the wrting of Doyle who wrote “Rosie” after hearing a radio news report about Dublin’s shortage of rental locations and many are struggling.

Crafting with restraint and quiet emotion, Rosie is a story of her and her partner John Paul played perfectly by Moe Dunford who get evicted when their landloard decides suddenly to sell the place and Rosie is out with the family after seven years. She keeps it all afloat while not letting her children see what she is enduring but the children are each affected. What we learn from this is the extreme resilience of this women and the relations of all the family members. We see the bond as we beocme part of the story from afar.

The film is produced by Emma Norton, Rory Gilmartin and Juliette Bonass for Dublin-based firm Element Pictures, best known for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Lobster.

 

 

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