Sunday, 12 September 2010

Joyriders

Another rare '80s movie about er joyriding. This was a decade before Accelerator and it's much better. The great Billie Whitelaw makes an appearance and the story is about a mother and a stranger who travel from Dublin down the country. A lot of Irish movies from that decade made a big deal about the contrast between the capital and the rest of the country. Connolly has the lead role (what happened to his subsequent acting career?) and the movie tackles the backwardness of '80s rural Ireland.

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