Joyride (Baby Friendly) 15

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This film was last shown on 8 August 2022

Joy, a straight-talking solicitor who didn’t expect to get pregnant, is struggling with motherhood and is planning to give her baby to a friend who will raise the child as her own. She joins Mully on a wild journey across Ireland, stealing cars, hitch-hiking, catching ferries and breaking police barricades. Mully’s father is in hot pursuit, and Joy is desperate to escape and leave her life behind. These two outlaws gradually bond, discovering that both felt unloved by their parents, yet both have a lot of love to give. Together, they find a happier way to journey through life – and find love in each other.

Olivia Colman embodies a complex and messy woman feeling around the outer edges of motherhood and Charlie Reid is an incredible new talent.

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Director
Emer Reynolds
Country
Ireland
Duration
1 hour 34 minutes
Cast
David Pearse, Olivia Coleman, Olwen Fouere

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