THE SE­CRET SCRIP­TURE

Di­rected by Jim Sheri­dan. Star­ring Rooney Mara, Vanessa Red­grave, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Theo James, Ais­ling O’Sullivan, Ai­dan Turner, Tom Vaughan-Lawler, Su­san Lynch, Pauline McLynn

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM | SEVEN DAYS | - DC

Mara and Reynor play star-crossed lovers in an un­sat­is­fac­tory ver­sion of Se­bas­tian Barry’s much-ad­mired novel. So baf­fling are the mo­ti­va­tions and so weird are the co­in­ci­dences that the film sug­gests an adap­ta­tion of a South Amer­i­can magic re­al­ist text. One half ex­pects Jack Reynor to turn into an ele­phant or Ai­dan Turner to be­come a lake. If you’ve read the source, you can prob­a­bly fill in the yawn­ing gaps. If you haven’t, you will scratch your head raw. 12A cert, gen re­lease, 108 min

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