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

...for tuning in to the

"Afternoon Show" on Radio Kerry,

with Andrew Morrissey.

Please be advised this is a

non-smoking area.

Smoking is not permitted...

- Hey, lads.

- How are you?

- Hi!

- She's here.

- She looks great.

- It's a big day for her.

It was Gary and Nigel.

Nigel was from over my way

somewhere -- blackburn or

something like that.

Do you remember this one,

Papa Schnitzel?

F*ck! Shit!

Oh, this bullocks thing!

So the sun goes down

and the world goes dancing

And the stars come out

and they all go dancing

And there is nothing

I'd like more

Than a twirl across

this rickety old floor

Here we are.

Here's the rabble.

Well, I don't know why,

but I just feel like dancing

You must be Dr. Fielding.

Hi, yes.

Thank you for having me.

Welcome to Ireland.

Oh, excuse me.

It's probably cleaner

than you remember.

- Should have put the bags here.

- Oh, sorry. Sorry.

Say hello to him, Paddy.

He's videoing already?

The sun goes down

and the world goes dancing

Doesn't look like he remembers.

If I could just move in front

of you there. Thank you.

Look what she made for you, Con.

I made it while you were away.

Than a twirl across

your rickety old floor

Hey. Come here.

Where is...

my blue extension lead?


Shall we leave your dad to have

a look around?

Come on, then.


Back in the cupboard.

Oh, yeah.

Noni, where are you

with that tablecloth?

Do you think he needs

a hand holding that camera?

You could play

doctors and nurses.

I have it.

Good girl.

I got this one 'cause

dad likes it.

It's a lovely one.

Oh, now, I have something

for you.

- Is it...?

- It is.

And money for your brother for

that swimming gear he wants.

Did you tell the doctor

you had a guest room?

He's a guest.

It's a room.

- Did you put the nutmeg in yet?

- Yes, of course.

Americans just look younger.

It's the teeth.

It is, too.

Mr. Casey, do you remember

the hospital explaining why I'm here?

Do you remember Dr. Sud

explaining why --

Mom wants to know,

are you a "vegimatarian"?

No, I'm not.

But thank you for asking.

Mr. Casey?

Can I ask what you're looking for?

I'm a squirrel.


Mr. Casey?

No, no, no. Don't touch that.


Please. It's very expensive.

There it is.

So, Ted, you're a psychologist.

- Neuropsychologist.

- Cognitive neuropsychologist.

- He's a brain doctor.

- Thank you, Noni.

- Yes.

- And you're a Professor.

Research Professor, yes.

Leading researcher,

in California.

- We looked you up.

- So you've done this before.

I don't normally do case studies,

but Mr. Casey's recovery

was very, very rare.

I'm Mr. Casey.

He's Conor.

You're paddy.

The university must have a lot

of money to do this sort of stuff.


It's very worthwhile.

My paper will be part of a book.

- And who sees the video?

- It's like in the hospital, Pat.

- It's stroke research.

- That's right.

You'll have to put on makeup

and a good bra

every time you come over, Paddy.

I assure you, netia,

I'm wearing a good bra.

So then what exactly

are you trying to prove?

I'm just here to observe

and document Conor's behavior.

We don't really start

with a hypothesis.

Thank God for that.

I was worried about bringing

a hypothesis into my house.

I mean, where would I put it?

What would I feed it?

Right, have we all got


Good. It's lovely.

You want some bread, darling?

I'll get bread.

I want it.


Conor, look, could you pass me

the salt, please?

Just pick it up, son.

Pick it up.

It's all right.

It's okay.

- There we go.

- Thank you, love.

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