Run & Jump

 

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Run & Jump tells the story of an American doctor who travels to Ireland to study the Casey family after 38-year-old husband and father Conor suffers a stroke which changes his personality, leaving wife Vanetia to run the show.

Run & Jump

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Release Date: Out on DVD from 19th September 2014
 
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About

Directed by Academy Award® nominee Steph Green and featuring acclaimed actress Maxine Peake and Saturday Night Live star Will Forte, Run & Jump embraces the healing power of love and family in all of its idiosyncratic forms. After a stroke leaves her husband mentally disabled and fundamentally changed, spirited Irish housewife Vanetia (Peake) struggles to keep her family together in the wake of tragedy. A research grant from American doctor Ted Fielding (Forte), interested in documenting the father’s recovery process, allows them to get by. Though Vanetia initially resents living under Ted’s microscope,she soon finds comfort in his calming presence, while Ted responds to Vanetia’s dynamic, unpredictable personality. As the two explore their bond within their unique situation, a new family begins to emerge. Run & Jump is an unexpected, unconventional romance, intimate family portrait and emotional journey of recovery that ultimately uplifts through its heartfelt message of human connection and the power of acceptance.

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Reviews

 

 
“Hilarious and heart-breaking…. one of the best Irish movies of the decade”
Entertainment.ie

“heart-warming”
Irish Independent

“impressive”
Irish Times

“life-affirming”
RTE

“beautifully played without a false moment”
The Times

“thoughtful debut feature”
Total Film

“Touching and emotionally powered, it will be one to watch if you can”
Comic Buzz

“Forte and Peake excel in a notable debut from Green that marks her out as a director to watch”
Empire

“A superior comedy-drama offering insightful observations on family life”
Irish Post

“Unconventional and charming romance”
Woman & Home

“Captures the beauty of an obviously flawed family with remarkable warmth and immediacy”…“’Run’ discovers reserves of strength and joie de vivre that could prove irresistible to European and American audiences”
Variety

“An ideal vehicle for Will Forte’s dramatic debut.. a gentle familial character study that benefits from Green’s feel for the setting (with a) resolution which underplays melodrama and avoids sentimentality.”
Hollywood Reporter

“Run & Jump is a minor miracle in the way it avoids convention and formula… some sequences reach an almost profound level of contemplation…Run & Jump is about the powerful heady experience of what it is like to be seen.”
Capital New York

“undoubtedly a name to watch, Green has crafted a debut as fresh, intimate and compassionate as Lynne Ramsay’s ‘Ratcatcher'”
Slant Magazine

“surprisingly alive, full of jolts and unexpected bursts of humour and earned emotion” 
RogerEbert.com

“a lovely film, just lovely”
The Spectator

“truly wonderful…. a film that is as funny and moving as it is charming”
Female First

“warm hearted”
The Express

“packs an emotional punch”
Little White Lies

Where to see the film

 

ON RELEASE IN THE UK FROM 23rd MAY

The Roses Theatre (Tewkesbury)
Trinity (Tumbridge Wells)
Theatr Clwyd (Mold)
Gloucester Guildhall (Gloucester)
Saffron Screen (Saffron Waldon)
Genesis Cinema (London)
MAC (Birmingham)
Neuadd Dwyfor (Pwlheli)
VUE Bolton (Bolton)
VUE The Light (Leeds)
Gulbenkian (Canterbury)
Tavistock Wharf (Tavistock)
Corn Exchange (Wallingford)
BAFTA (London)
Errol Flynn Filmhouse (Northampton)
Ipswich Film Theatre (Ipswich)
Light House (Wolverhampton)