Rosie (2018)

Rosie (2018)

Rosie (2018)

A young family is rendered homeless when their landlord sells their house in this drama from Paddy Breathnach (Viva), starring Sarah Greene (TV's Rebellion) and Moe Dunford (Patrick's Day).

"When their landlord sells their rental home, Rosie (Greene), John Paul (Dunford), and their young family find themselves homeless. With their essential belongings crammed into their car, they begin the daily search for a place to sleep. While John Paul works kitchen shifts, Rosie drives the older kids to and from school, where shame keeps them from confessing the desperation of their situation. Old emotional wounds prevent Rosie from accepting her mother’s offer to put up the kids, so the family is reduced to roaming the city daily, uncertain as to which — if any — hotel will accept the Dublin City Council credit card they’re dependent on to provide them with lodging." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2018Rating: PG, Coarse language86 minsIreland
DramaWorld Cinema
93%
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An unrelenting slice of life, which connects on an empathetic level, and delivers truth to the story, without fluff and duff. - letterboxd.com/therealclose

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

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Comparisons to Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake are probably valid, but I preferred Rosie.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Other films have bigger budgets and more glamorous stars, some even take home more awards. But few if any can quietly move you as much as "Rosie."

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Doyle's screenplay is brutally specific about the overwhelming demands of child care under these circumstances, and Rosie's efforts to keep up appearances with relatives and school officials are heartbreaking.

The Times

The Times

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Thanks to a sterling central turn from Greene (plus solid support from Moe Dunford as her hard-working hubby), the film pits the unfeeling state against the near-mythic resilience of the family unit.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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There is great sadness in this film - and great anger.

4.0
Variety

Variety

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This small, tough film provides no easy solutions.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A quietly, gradually heartbreaking portrait of regular people coping with a desperate situation...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A modest, social realist drama, its air of familiarity does not diminish its impact as a heartbreaker.

Stuff

Stuff

press

Comparisons to Ken Loach's I, Daniel Blake are probably valid, but I preferred Rosie.

5.0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Other films have bigger budgets and more glamorous stars, some even take home more awards. But few if any can quietly move you as much as "Rosie."

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Doyle's screenplay is brutally specific about the overwhelming demands of child care under these circumstances, and Rosie's efforts to keep up appearances with relatives and school officials are heartbreaking.

The Times

The Times

press

Thanks to a sterling central turn from Greene (plus solid support from Moe Dunford as her hard-working hubby), the film pits the unfeeling state against the near-mythic resilience of the family unit.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There is great sadness in this film - and great anger.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

This small, tough film provides no easy solutions.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A quietly, gradually heartbreaking portrait of regular people coping with a desperate situation...

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A modest, social realist drama, its air of familiarity does not diminish its impact as a heartbreaker.

An unrelenting slice of life, which connects on an empathetic level, and delivers truth to the story, without fluff and duff. - letterboxd.com/therealclose

4.0