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Rosie (2019)Rosie (2019)

Rosie (2019)

A powerful and intimate Irish drama about a loving family forced into homelessness

Drama

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THE VERY BEST

8.2

movie

Ireland

English

2019

Paddy Breathnach

Clare Monnelly, Eva-Jane Gaffney, Johanna O'Brien

86 min

Synopsis

A mother strives to shield her young family from their new reality when their landlord sells the property and renders them homeless.

Our Take

8.2
Staff

This emotional and moving story is about a mother of four who is forced into homelessness in Dublin. With her husband working in a demanding restaurant job, Rosie is left to take care of the children while trying to find anything resembling accommodation. She starts by seeking the help of the city council, but every facility she calls is full or refuses to welcome them.

As a viewer, the heartbreaking reality of the situation sinks in quickly: Rosie and her husband are priced out and there are too many people in their condition. Their car doesn’t fit them. But to her children, relatives, and school officials, Rosie keeps up appearances and doesn’t compromise on her overwhelming child care tasks. 

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