Get Up & Go is out in cinemas today

Posted May 1, 2015 by Suzanne Murray in News
Killian Scott and Peter Coonan in Get Up & Go
Killian Scott and Peter Coonan in Get Up & Go

Following its successful Dublin premiere on Wednesday night the Peter Coonan/Killian Scott-starring Get Up & Go hits Irish cinemas today.

Written and directed by Brendan Grant, GET UP & GO sees the Love/Hate actors reunite for a slacker comedy which chronicles a hectic 24 hours in the life of would-be comedian Coilin (Scott) and frustrated musician Alex (Coonan). When Alex’s girlfriend tells him she’s pregnant, he refuses to allow her to derail his long-held plan to escape to London. Meanwhile the hapless Coilin is striking out on stage and off, as he attempts to get his faltering comedy career off the ground and win the heart of his dream girl. With time ticking down to Alex’s departure, the mismatched pair will be forced to confront the reality of their childhood dreams of artistic greatness while their lifelong friendship is tested to the limit.

Here’s where it’s playing:

Cineworld Dublin

IMC Dun Laoghaire

IMC Galway

IMC Santry

IMC Screen

IMC Tallaght

Irish Film Institute

Light House Cinema



Odeon Coolock

Omniplex Cork

Omniplex Limerick

Omniplex Rathmines

VUE Liffey Valley

Along with Coonan (Love/Hate, The Guarantee) and Scott (Love/Hate, Calvary) GET UP & GO stars Gemma-Leah Devereux (Stitches, Dartmoor Killing), Sara Lloyd-Gregory (Doctors), Emma Eliza-Regan (Love Eternal, Darkness On The Edge of Town), and Sarah McCall (Wide Open Spaces).

Set against a backdrop of famous Dublin locations, pubs, and clubs, GET UP & GO shows a youthful and vibrant side of the city, a world of schemers and dreamers, struggling artists and musicians, all striving to make it in post-boom Ireland.

With a soundtrack that features some of Ireland’s foremost musicians including Adrian Crowley, The Villagers, and Jape, and cameos from many of the leading lights of Dublin’s alternative scene (David Kitt, Mik Pyro) GET UP & GO gives on-screen expression to the hotbed of musical talent that exists in the capital. Peter Coonan, as wannabe rock star Alex, also gets to demonstrate his musical chops in the film.

GET UP & GO is in cinemas Friday May 1st.