Turning Green

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"The Irish countryside will never be the same"
  • R
  • 2005
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.4  (480)
  • 49

Turning Green is a heartwarming coming-of-age drama directed by Michael Aimette and John G. Hofmann. The movie, set in the 1970s, tells the story of a teenage boy named James Powers (played by Donal Gallery), who moves from New York City to rural Ireland with his mother, while his father remains in the US. The move is sudden and unexpected, and James finds it difficult to adjust to the new surroundings. He is homesick and misses his father and the life he had in New York.

James initially struggles to fit in with his new schoolmates, who seem to resent him for his American accent and demeanor. However, he befriends a local boy named Pete (played by Timothy Hutton) who runs the town's only petrol station. Pete is a laid-back and easygoing guy who is well-liked by the locals. He takes the teenage boy under his wing and teaches him the ways of rural Ireland.

James quickly learns the tricks of the trade at the petrol station and starts making some money. Before long, he realizes that there is more to Ireland than meets the eye. He discovers that the town is steeped in tradition and culture, and he begins to appreciate his new surroundings. James also develops a crush on a local girl named Fiona (played by Jade Yourell), who is kind and friendly to him.

However, things take a turn for the worse when James and Pete become involved in a smuggling ring that involves stolen goods and cigarettes. They find themselves in the crosshairs of the local police, who are keen to put an end to the illicit activities. James is torn between his loyalty to his friend and his desire to do the right thing. He must decide where his allegiance lies and face the consequences of his actions.

Turning Green is a beautifully shot film with stunning scenery that captures the essence of rural Ireland. The film deals with themes of friendship, loyalty, and right and wrong. It is a touching story that will leave viewers feeling nostalgic for a bygone era. The performances by the cast are excellent, with Timothy Hutton, Alessandro Nivola, and Colm Meaney delivering standout roles. Donal Gallery also gives a solid performance as the lead character.

Overall, Turning Green is a highly enjoyable film that is worth seeing. It is a well-crafted story that is sure to resonate with viewers who have ever been in a new environment and felt a sense of culture shock. It is a movie about finding one's place in the world and learning the value of true friendship.

Turning Green is a 2005 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4 and a MetaScore of 49.

Turning Green
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    1 hr 29 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (480)
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