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glór Film Season: A Bump Along the Way


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Dir: Shelly Love 2019 Ireland, UK 95 mins 15A Not subtitled

When Pamela a free-spirited, fun-loving 44-year-old single mother becomes pregnant from a one-night stand, she is shocked! But not as shocked (and horrified) as her straight-laced teenage daughter Ally, who finds her mother’s behaviour embarrassing at the best of times.

As both women have to come to terms with the impending new arrival, they are forced to face some home truths about themselves and each other. Pamela is pushed to finally stand up for herself against a bullying ex, as well as her judgmental daughter and the baby’s dad, while Ally faces an identity crisis and the awkard twists and turns of first love.

A charming, warm, authentic film about family and the unexpected challenges life throws at us all.

Programmed with access>CINEMA – the resource organisation for regional cultural cinema exhibition in Ireland.

… the overall mood is persuasive and heartfelt and Bronagh Gallagher is a great lead.  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

Belfast Film Festival 2019
Galway Film Fleadh 2019
Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Winner – Best Irish First Feature, Galway Film Fleadh 2019
Winner – Bingham Ray New Talent Award (to Lola Petticrew), Galway Film Fleadh 2019

★★★★ … the dialogue throbs with an authenticity that never gets in the way of the light comedy.  Donald Clarke, The Irish Times