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      The Bright Side

      2020 1h 40m Comedy Drama List
      100% Tomatometer 7 Reviews World-weary stand-up comedian Kate McLoughlin wants out. Her morbid prayers are answered in the form of a cancer diagnosis. For Kate, this is the perfect excuse. However, a last supper of dodgy shellfish and champagne puts paid to her overdose attempt and to placate her family she begrudgingly agrees to undergo treatment. Armed with staggering levels of cynicism and a plethora of blackly comic jokes, Kate gets off to a bad start with the four other women she encounters on the chemo ward, whose unsolictited friendships are destined to blow open her shut-down heart. Read More Read Less

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      Daryl MacDonald InSession Film The Bright Side is a beautiful meditation on loss and life. It may be cliched in its plotting, but the characterizations are what make it all worthwhile. Rated: A Apr 26, 2024 Full Review Hilary A White Sunday Independent (Ireland) Only those with hearts of stone will be able to resist getting pulled along by The Bright Side's current. Rated: 4/5 Aug 27, 2021 Full Review Rob Aldam Backseat Mafia Slowly creeps up on you and, while avoiding most of the normal pitfalls, is surprisingly touching and powerful. Aug 23, 2021 Full Review Sarah McIntyre RTÉ (Ireland) A lightness of touch from Meehan, honest and vulnerable performances from the cast and a backbone of truthfulness make The Bright Side a truly memorable watch. Rated: 4/5 Aug 20, 2021 Full Review Rafaela Sales Ross One Room With A View Earnest, albeit unoriginal, The Bright Side is one of those films to be watched on a Sunday afternoon, tightly holding the hands of someone you love. Rated: 3/5 Aug 20, 2021 Full Review Emily Maskell WeLoveCinema A touching navigation of fear and friendship wrapped in a blanket of humble humour, The Bright Side is a charming Irish indie that charts the turbulent experience of this young woman and her breast cancer treatment. Aug 18, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis World-weary stand-up comedian Kate McLoughlin wants out. Her morbid prayers are answered in the form of a cancer diagnosis. For Kate, this is the perfect excuse. However, a last supper of dodgy shellfish and champagne puts paid to her overdose attempt and to placate her family she begrudgingly agrees to undergo treatment. Armed with staggering levels of cynicism and a plethora of blackly comic jokes, Kate gets off to a bad start with the four other women she encounters on the chemo ward, whose unsolictited friendships are destined to blow open her shut-down heart.
      Director
      Ruth Meehan
      Producer
      Tony Deegan
      Screenwriter
      Jean Pasley, Ruth Meehan
      Production Co
      Irish Film Board
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English (United Kingdom)
      Runtime
      1h 40m