Award-winning audience favourite Extra Ordinary opens in the UK this Friday

Posted October 23, 2019 by Suzanne Murray in News
Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary

The Irish supernatural comedy EXTRA ORDINARY is set to have an exclusive UK cinema release opening in a select number of Odeon cinemas this Friday 25th October.

EXTRA ORDINARY stars Irish comedian/writer/actress Maeve Higgins (Naked Camera, Inside Amy Schumer), Barry Ward (Jimmy’s Hall, MAZE), Will Forte (Nebraska, Saturday Night Live, McGruber), and Claudia O’Doherty (Trainwreck, Love, Inside Amy Schumer) and tells the story of Rose, a sweet and lonely small town driving instructor who must use her supernatural ‘talent’ to save the daughter of a local man from a washed up rock-star looking to use her in a satanic pact that will reignite his fame.

The film which is the debut feature from writer/directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman had its world premiere at the renowned SXSW Film Festival earlier this year where it was nominated for the Grand Jury Award for Narrative Feature.  Since then it’s picked up numerous awards including Best Irish Feature Film at the Galway Film Fleadh, the Jury Prize at the Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film and both the Audience Award and Best Feature Film at the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival and the Audience Award at Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival.

The comedy had its English premiere at Manchester’s Grimmfest earlier this month where it picked up the Audience Award and Best Actress Award (Maeve Higgins).

During its recent cinema release in Ireland critics called the comedy “one of the funniest movies of the year to date”, “a potential cult classic”, and “a consistently hilarious send-up of the horror genre… full of clever invention and sparkling writing”.

EXTRA ORDINARY is set to be released theatrically in the US in the coming months by Good Deed Entertainment’s Cranked Up Films.

Produced by Katie Holly (Citadel, Love & Friendship), Mary McCarthy (Mr Foley, Six Shooter), Yvonne Donohoe (Striking Out) and Ailish Bracken (The Queen of Ireland) for Blinder Films, EXTRA ORDINARY is a co-production with Umedia with funding from Screen Ireland, UMedia and Inevitable Pictures.

EXTRA ORDINARY will be released in the following Odeon UK cinemas this Friday:

Odeon Birmingham (Broadway Plaza)
Odeon Bournemouth
Odeon Kingston
Odeon Liverpool One (Paradise St)
Odeon Manchester Great Northern (Deansgate)
Odeon Haymarket, London
Odeon Southampton

Find out more and book tickets on the Odeon UK website