When his mother dies, a teenage boy runs away from home to escape his overbearing father. After a series of misadventures in the English countryside, he meets a girl who helps him face his grief and come to terms with his dad.
An aspiring actress develops a crush on a mean-spirited director and has her first sexual encounter with an older actor. A look at theatre life after the curtain closes.
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Five-time Academy Award-nominee Albert Finney ("Traffic," "Erin Brockovitch") stars in this moving Irish love story about a bullying widowed cop and his fed-up son who runs away and finds love in the arms of a woman from Northern Ireland. Things become more complicated when the woman becomes pregnant. From the Academy Award-nominated director of "Breaking Away," "The Dresser" and "The Deep," Peter Yates.
It is 1947 England, and virginal theatre fanatic Stella (Georgina Cates -- "Clay Pigeons," "A Soldiers Sweetheart"), who still speaks with her dead mother by phone, joins a theatrical troupe headed by manipulative director Meredith Potter (Golden Globe-winner Hugh Grant -- "Two Weeks Notice," "Music and Lyrics"). Stella quickly falls for Potter, but he does not return her affections, driving her into the arms of the troupe's arrogant star, P.L. O'Hare (Emmy Award-nominee Alan Rickman -- the "Harry Potter" franchise, "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"). O'Hare eventually takes Stella's virginity as more secrets of the troupe begin to unravel, although she secretly remains devoted to Potter. Directed by Mike Newell ("Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Four Weddings and a Funeral").
Albert Finney stars in this moving Irish love story about a bullying widowed cop and his fed-up son who runs away and finds love in the arms of a woman from Northern Ireland.
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