Tara Road (2005, EIR) C-98m. ** D: Gillies MacKinnon. Starring Andie MacDowell, Olivia Williams, Stephen Rea, Brenda Fricker, Jean-Marc Barr, Sarah Bolger, Heike Makatsch. Soap opera from British novelist Maeve Binchy about the fate of two different women: American McDowell has just lost her 15-year-old son in a motorcycle accident, pregnant Irish Williams has just been left by her philandering husband. They decide to swap houses for a while so that they can get away from it all. An okay view, if you like these Rosamunde Pilcher-like stories and can accept all the stereotypes.

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