Red Roses and Petrol (2008)

Red Roses and Petrol
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 37mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Joseph O'Connor Source Material (from play: "Red Roses and Petrol") 120786 4000003
Julia Stemock Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Tamar Hoffs Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Gail Wager Stayden Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Susanna Hoffs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Pierce Boyce Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Nancy Schreiber Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Dathai Keane Editor n/a 172 7000001
Amanda Jones Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Sarah Elgart Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Julieann Getman Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Seth Podwitz Original Music n/a 120838 8000002
Flogging Molly Music n/a 120781 8000001
Joshua Hoffs Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Tamar Hoffs Producer n/a 3 3000004
Greg Ellis Actor Tom Ivers 1 1000006
Catherine Farrell Actor Helen 1 1000007
Susan Lynch Actor Catherine Doyle 1 1000005
Max Beesley Actor Johnny Doyle 1 1000004
Olivia Tracy Actor Moya Doyle 1 1000002
Heather Juergensen Actor Medbh Doyle 1 1000003
Aubrey Morris Actor The Chaplin 1 1000008
Robert Easton Actor Jim 1 1000009
Georganne Heller Producer n/a 3 3000002
Alfred Sapse Producer n/a 3 3000003
Gail Wager Stayden Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tamar Hoffs Director n/a 2 2000001
Sean Lawlor Actor Professor Thompson 1 1000010
Malcolm McDowell Actor Enda Doyle 1 1000001
Synopsis
Amid a haze of cigarette smoke and uneaten food, the family of Enda Doyle gathers in Dublin for his wake. A university librarian, poet, and complicated man, he has left behind a trail of unresolved issues, a dysfunctional family, and a disturbing mystery. Enda's dazed widow, Moya, anxiously prepares for the next day's funeral with her still stuck-at-home, twenty-something daughter Medbh, lending a loving hand. Moya's desperation to keep her family together and Medbh's sharp tongue provide the backdrop for the arrival from New York of headstrong older sister Catherine, with her handsome but awkward boyfriend Tom in tow. They doubt that London-based Johnny, the angry black sheep brother of the family, will appear at all. Sorting through boxes of Enda's books, the women discover a cache of self-recorded video diaries that might shed light on who Enda Doyle really was. At the funeral, the daughters see a distraught young woman from the university, Helen, rumored to be having an affair with Enda. They're stunned that she would show up so brazenly at a family gathering for the deceased Enda. Returning home, they find Johnny emerging half-naked from the shower, after a quick tryst with a stewardess he met on his flight from London. A brilliant, wounded slacker, Johnny manages to irritate everyone with his biting and sarcastic recall of the family's long buried memories. Johnny's confrontational behavior and bitter assessment of life with father incite the clan into what can only be called unchecked family therapy. Throughout the ensuing arguments, which reach a fevered pitch as the family gets inebriated waiting for guests to arrive for the wake, much is learned about the powerful and ambiguous force that was Enda Doyle.
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