Tara Road

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"Sometimes the only way to find yourself... is to lose yourself in someone else's life."
  • PG
  • 2005
  • 6.0  (1,948)

Tara Road is a 2005 drama film that tells the story of two women from opposite sides of the world whose lives intersect after an unexpected tragedy. The film, based on the novel of the same name by Maeve Binchy, stars Jean-Marc Barr, Sarah Bolger, and John G. Brennan. Ria (played by Andie MacDowell) is a wealthy American mother who has everything she could want, a successful husband, two children, and a beautiful home. She is devastated when her young son dies in a tragic accident, and she has difficulty coming to terms with her grief. She discovers a website called "Tara Road" and messages with a woman named Marilyn (played by Olivia Williams) who has experienced a similar tragedy.

Marilyn is a mother who lives in Ireland who was abandoned by her husband after the death of their son. She has two daughters and works as a cleaning lady in a wealthy neighborhood. Marilyn suggests that Ria and her family come to Ireland for a holiday, and in a moment of desperation, Ria decides to take her up on her offer.

Once Ria and her family arrive in Ireland, they discover that the house that Marilyn has offered them is nothing like the one they usually live in. They struggle with the differences in culture and living conditions, and Ria feels like she has made a mistake. However, as time passes, Ria begins to form a bond with Marilyn's daughters, especially her eldest, Annie (played by Sarah Bolger).

The film explores the relationship between Ria and Marilyn and how the two women help each other come to terms with their grief. Marilyn's strength and resilience inspire Ria to face her own problems, and Ria's wealth allows Marilyn to improve her life and the lives of her children.

Tara Road also explores themes of friendship, family, and the importance of finding meaning and purpose in life. The film depicts the struggles that women face when dealing with tragedy and how they can find the courage to move on and find happiness.

The performances in the film are strong, especially those of Andie MacDowell and Olivia Williams, who are both able to convey the emotional weight of their characters' grief. Sarah Bolger delivers an excellent performance as Marilyn's daughter, Annie, who is dealing with her own emotional turmoil.

The cinematography of Tara Road is also noteworthy, as the film captures the picturesque beauty of Ireland and the stark differences between the two women's lives. The music, composed by Stephen Warbeck, adds to the film's emotional impact and captures the somber, reflective tone of the story.

Overall, Tara Road is a moving drama that explores themes of grief, friendship, and the importance of finding meaning in life. The film's strong performances and beautiful visuals make it a powerful viewing experience that is sure to resonate with audiences.

Tara Road is a 2005 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

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    6.0  (1,948)