A Date for Mad Mary tells the story of ‘Mad’ Mary McArdle returning to Drogheda after a short spell in prison – for something she’d rather forget. Back home, everything and everyone has changed. Her best friend, Charlene, is about to get married and Mary is maid of honour. When Charlene refuses Mary a ‘plus one’ on the grounds that she probably couldn’t find a date, Mary becomes determined to prove her wrong. But her attempts at dating are a disaster and she winds up feeling more alone… until she meets Jess and everything changes.
Darren Thornton’s debut feature is a tough and tender story about friendship, first love, and letting go of the glory days, starring Seána Kerslake (Can’t Cope/Won’t Cope, The Lobster), Tara Lee (Raw, The Fall) and Charleigh Bailey.
“Deservedly receiving a standing ovation for its exceptional central performances and seamless ability to shift between the comic and the poignant, this moving story of friendship, family and love is note-perfect in its execution and provides real evidence of the depth of talent within Irish filmmaking at this moment.”
Read Conn Holohan’s review of A Date For Mad Mary from the Galway Film Fleadh here
A Date For Mad Mary is in cinemas 2nd September 2016