Run & Jump

Synopsis: Vanetia Casey (Maxine Peake), the spirited and impossibly optimistic center of the Casey family, is working hard to get life back to normal after her 38 year-old husband, Conor (Edward MacLiam), suffers a rare stroke which changes his personality. Tweedy American doctor, Ted Fielding, (Will Forte) arrives in Ireland to stay with them for two months: his research grant providing the Caseys with essential financial aid. Vanetia's a dynamo. But with two young kids and both men in the house, she's feeling bombarded and initially treats Ted and his study of Conor with resistance. Only when she observes Ted's calming influence on the family does she begin to value his friendship, and, in return, Ted enjoys their heady, happy-go-lucky world. But Ted's continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision. Directed by Academy Award®-nominee Steph Green and featuring Saturday Night Live star Will Forte in an impressive dramatic debut, this life-affirming film embr
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Steph Green
Production: IFC Films
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


Should be good for at least

two wishes.

Can I have another drink?

Here, love.

Next thing, she'll be running

a bed-and-breakfast.

It's twice the fee

if he stays here.

She'd be mad not to.

It's only two months.

Our son, the Guinea pig.

Oh, you're a lot more bothered

than Conor is.

He's already more himself.

I knew we just needed to get him

home, didn't I?

You did.

Come on. I'm waiting.


They may let you sleep like

that in the hospital,

but we can't afford to heat

your bum all night.

I've missed you in this bed, Con.

I was, uh -- I was thinking

we could keep on working on this.

How's that sound?

Conor made these.

We have a distributor interested,

which means they'll be

in all the catalogs.

He sells dozens

of these windsor chairs.

It's beautiful.

And this -- well, this wood is

ash, while this is solid pine.

Morning, handsome.


Well, I'll let you two

get to work, then.


Shall we try "s"?

Yes. "S".

- S-s-s.

- Good.


S-s... Soggy.

S-s... Sit.

- "I".

- "I".



- I...

- Want to do "j"?


Do "n".

As many words as you can.

This is just for my records,


- Lenny's dad took our ball!

- Stop!

Stop, dad! Give it back!


Week one -- Conor Casey, 38.

Bilateral anterior

cerebral-artery infarction.

Stroke has caused rare brain

lesions in frontal lobe.

Let go, dad!

Subject was in a coma

for one month

and in-patient rehab

the following four.

Rehab was conclusive.

Study will be observation

of subject only.

Upon return home, subject presents

primarily with agitation.

There was an initial focus

on finding something

he thinks he's lost

in his workshop.


"And smile just with your mouth.

And then raise your eyebrows

and drop your jaw.

Let out three hearty laughs."

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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