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Joyride

Dir: Emer Reynolds
Cast: Olivia Colman, Olwen Fouéré, David Pearse
79mins   2022   Ireland   15   English    F-Rated

Joy and Mully are two lovable rogues. Joy is angry – she’s got a baby and motherhood does not come naturally to her; she feels she’s tossed her own dreams aside to give a screeching monster unconditional love. And, if she’s honest to herself, when she looks in the mirror she sees the shadow of her own neglectful mother.

Twelve-year-old Mully also has a mum-shaped void in his life, as well as a conman dad. But Mully’s got balls; he nicks his dad’s stash of cash and steals a taxi in a bid for freedom. But, there’s an almighty yell from the back seat. It’s Joy – hungover, freaking out, and holding a baby!

'Every actor involved sells it hard and it’s good natured' - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian