Run & Jump
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A headstrong Irish housewife finds her life transforming in ways she never thought possible after her husband suffers a life-altering stroke, and an American doctor arrives to chronicle the family's recovery process in this intimate drama from director Steph Green (whose short film New Boy was nominated for an Oscar in 2007). In the wake of her husband's stroke, loving wife and mother Vanetia (Maxine Peake) gradually comes to realize that her household will never be the same again. Much to Vanetia's relief, a research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding (Will Forte) provides… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Writer-director Steph Green develops it so patiently and notes its emotional dislocations so carefully that it never descends into cliche."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"It's sensitive and winsome, like a modestly budgeted independent film should be."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"This bears much promise as to what could achieved from this talented filmmaker in the future."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"This film's subject matter is gloomy but, interestingly, this is not a gloomy film. Instead, it is spilling with warmth, humour, colour, life, plus the weather is mostly nice."
‑ Deborah Ross, The Spectator
"Steph Green's thoughtful debut feature builds on the success of her Oscar-nommed 2007 short New Boy, largely by retaining its eloquent empathy for the outsider."
‑ Neil Smith, Total Film
"Insightful and often touching ..."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
""Run & Jump" is surprisingly alive, full of jolts and unexpected bursts of humor and earned emotion."
‑ Christy Lemire,
"Rather too much is going on to be comfortably accommodated in one film."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"Few surprises yet packs an emotional punch."
‑ Kathryn Bromwich, Little White Lies
"Forte and Peake excel in a notable debut from Green that marks her out as a director to watch."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
""Run & Jump" pretty much paints itself into a corner, but it has a nice time getting there."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
""Run & Jump" is as real and messy as life itself."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Honest, and within touching distance of real poignancy."
‑ Mike McCahill, Guardian
"For all its flaws Run & Jump is a big, cheery lummox of a film - one with a huge heart that's very difficult not to like."
‑ Emma Simmonds, The List
"Understated performances from a standout cast combine with a nuanced script to deliver an experience that is enduringly heartwarming."
‑ Padraic McKiernan, Irish Independent
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