The Run of the Country

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 6.2  (442)

The Run of the Country is a 1995 Irish romantic drama that revolves around a young man named Danny who is trying to come to terms with life in a small village in Ireland. The movie is set against the backdrop of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and explores themes such as love, family, and identity. Danny (Matt Keeslar) is a restless teen who lives with his widowed father (Albert Finney) in a rural town in Ireland. He is frustrated by the political situation in Northern Ireland and his mundane life. Danny's father is a strict disciplinarian who represents the establishment that Danny resents. His best friend is a Frenchman who lives in the town, who is considered odd by the local population.

One day, Danny meets Annagh (Victoria Smurfit), a spirited and independent young woman who challenges Danny's opinions and outlook on life. She is passionate about social justice and shares Danny's frustration with the political situation. The two quickly become friends, and Danny begins to see the world and his place in it in a new light.

Over the course of the movie, Danny and Annagh's relationship deepens, and they must navigate the challenges of their small-minded town's disapproval of their unconventional friendship. Their romantic interests add an element of intrigue and depth to the storyline.

Throughout the story, Danny's father becomes increasingly frustrated with Danny's stubbornness and lack of ambition. Eventually, a conflict between Danny and his father comes to a head that forces Danny to confront his own demons and make a decision about his future.

The movie is made beautiful by the stunning landscapes of rural Ireland and excellent performances by its lead actors. Albert Finney's portrayal of Danny's father is nuanced and provides a beautiful counterpoint to Matt Keeslar's portrayal of Danny. Victoria Smurfit is a stand-out in the movie as Annagh, lending the character an intelligence and strength that elevates the movie.

The Run of the Country is a slow-burning drama that explores themes of love, identity, and struggle in a turbulent time in Ireland's history. Despite its slow pace, the movie never feels boring or tedious. Rather, it is a thoughtful exploration of the human experience that rewards the viewer with a sense of satisfaction as the credits roll.

Overall, The Run of the Country is a beautiful, moving drama that is worth watching for anyone who is a fan of Irish cinema or is interested in exploring human struggles in difficult times. The movie's themes of love, family, identity, and struggle are timeless and resonate throughout the ages.

The Run of the Country is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

The Run of the Country
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    6.2  (442)