Synopsis: Twenty-something Alan (Gleeson) is down on his luck. Stood up at the altar and recently fired from his banking job, he finds himself working with his mother as a part-time tourist advisor at Dublin Airport. It's there he comes face to face with first love Alice (Paré), stuck on standby for a flight home to New York. Their summer romance ended eight years previously with Alan promising to return to the US one day. He never did, and they haven't spoken since. Seizing his chance, Alan convinces a reluctant Alice to stay one more night in Dublin. Over the course of an unforgettable evening, they may just realise that they are more compatible than ever. But time is running out on this brief encounter. When does an unexpected second chance, become the one you've always been looking for?
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Rob Burke, Ronan Burke
Production: Juliette films
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

When you play the game of life,

you've got trouble, you've got strife

Jack o' Diamonds is a hard card to find

Life's like a game of cards,

but it's very, very hard

Jack o' Diamonds is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Well, they say that ace is high,

but I know that that's a lie

Jack o' Diamonds is a hard card to find

The Queen of Hearts is way above

'cause her heart is singing love

Jack o' Diamonds is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Jack o' Diamonds

Jack o' Diamonds, Diamonds

Is a hard card to find

Diamonds is a hard card to find

Diamonds is a hard card to find

There you go, lads! First one's on me.

- Thanks, Paul.

- Cheers.

I definitely missed a couple

of notes in that solo.

I'm tellin' ya, I didn't notice.

- Three rum and coke, please.

- Comin' right up.

- Hey.

- Hey.

- Nice set.

- Thanks a lot.

I like your glasses.

- Yeah?

- Yeah.

- Not too hipster?

- It's a fine line.

So you're into skiffle?

Yeah. Yeah, well,

didn't have the hair for disco.

- What about you?

- Yeah, love it.

- Really?

- Who wouldn't!

It's not everyone's thing,

but my folks used to play it

all the time, Lonnie Donegan...

She is so great.

Yeah. Right.

- What?

- Nothing. Just...

Lonnie Donegan was a bloke.

Oh, right, yeah.

- I mean, it's no big deal.

- Sure.

- It was nothing.

- I know.

- Cool.

- Yeah.

- Great.

- You know what? It's fine.

Forget it.


You know, somewhere

the ghost of Lonnie Donegan

is wondering why you have

a dick and he hasn't.

Yeah, we're not doing gigs

like this for the money, man.

Do your girlfriends know that, do they?

Just want a bit of honesty.

Is that too much to ask?

Every relationship starts off

with at least one lie.

- You're tellin' me?

- You know what I mean.

For every 'Puppy Love', there's a hundred

'Heard it Through the Grapevine'

or 'Yesterday' or... 'The Sign'.

Ace of Base.

Read the lyrics, man.

It's deeper than you think.

Why can't people be honest

right from the start?

If you have to lie to keep the relationship

goin', then what is the point, okay?

- Save yourself the tears.

- You've had a rough time of it lately.

- It's time to... get back in the saddle.

- Paul, you're his old man. Say something.

- Alan will know when the time is right.

- Thank you.

Maybe stop tellin' 'em

you live with your dad.

What am I gonna do?

Put a table cloth over ya?

Most women expect

a few white lies at the start.

- Here we go.

- Here's the bottom line:

no girl wants a basket of your dirty

underwear on the first date date

and if they do, it's only because

their knickers are even scuzzier than yours

and you do not want to go down

that spiral, my friend.

The night is young, you know?

Let's see what happens.

Good luck.

- So, how's the day looking?

- Busy enough.

They rang in with one free room.

A couple of others around, but not many.

Brilliant. Remind me again

what our job is?

We love Dublin.

Thanks, mum.

- Morning, Beatrice.

- Morning, darling.

- Doesn't he work in the pharmacy?

- He gives me discount on nicotine patches.


- City centre?

- No!

- Grafton Street?

- No!

It just kept raining 24 hours a day!

How do you do anything here?

And the price of your sandwiches!

Where do I begin?

I'm sure I went to school with you.

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