Mon­roe, Bren­dan Meyer

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - CINEMA -

A sol­dier ar­rives in town to visit the fam­ily of a fallen com­rade. Quite quickly, var­i­ous lev­els of amus­ing chaos break out. Stevens keeps a poker-straight face as he de­liv­ers some of the year’s fun­ni­est lines. Mon­roe’s screen mag­netism is enough to keep Scar-Jo awake dur­ing the long win­ter nights. If Luc Bee­son’s Lucy has left you jonesing for some­thing that stands apart from the straight-world toughs that pop­u­late the moviev­erse, then

The Guest is a most wel­come im­po­si­tion. Cert 15A, gen re­lease, 99mins

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