After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his ...
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After being widowed, Frank Fogle reluctantly embarks on a journey to honor his wife's last wish of spreading her ashes in a remote lake in her native Ireland and a promise of taking his estranged son, Sean, along for the trip. As Sean steps out of prison the last thing on his mind is a foreign road trip with his alienated father. What he needs is a fresh start in California. But when his travel plans collapse he reluctantly accepts his father's proposal in return for a ticket to the West Coast and a promise that they never have to see each other again. Between a disconcerting Irish wake, the surfacing of an old flame, the pick up of a pretty hitchhiker and plenty of unresolved issues, the journey becomes a little more than father and son had bargained for.
The lake scenes were shot at Lough Tay, County Wicklow, Ireland. The backdrop may be familiar to viewers of the TV show "Vikings" where the lake serves as the shores of Kattegat. Like the lake in the movie, Lough Yay is also on private lands. See more »
Written by Emiliana Torrini & Eg White (as Francis Eg White)
Performed by Emiliana Torrini
Warner Chappell Music Ltd (PRS) - All rights on behakf of Warner Chappell Music Ltd. administered by WB Music Corp.
Published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed courtesy of Rough Trade Records Ltd
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media See more »
An underrated gem
Wow, what a roller-coaster of emotions. This movie had me laughing and crying along with it. I was going to say, 'laughing and crying in equal measure', but in truth, the laughing outweighed the crying. Only the ending drew tears from me.
It had a haunting soundtrack, two of the songs in the movie - one very old, one modern - will stay with me for a long time.
It's a story of dysfunctional families, disenfranchised youth and hidden pasts.
Well worth the watch, in my opinion, doubt you'd be disappointed.
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