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You’re Ugly Too

Will has been given an early release from prison in orderto take care of his 11-year-old niece Stacey. Stacey isn’t very keen on the idea - especially when Will takes her to their new home: a trailer park in the dreary midlands of Ireland.


Aidan Gillen, better known as Petyr Baelish in GAME OF THRONES, plays Will, a man in his mid-30’s who was released from prison so he can take care of his 11 year old niece Stacey (Lauren Kinsella), in this well-observed and likable film. She isn’t so happy with the idea. She doesn’t trust the uncle that she hasn’t seen for so long and whose reasons for being in jail are unknown. Will’s rickety car and the new location, a trailer park in the middle of the Midlands, the most barren and poor area of the island, don’t exactly help build trust. Will is trying his best while Stacey barricades herself behind a wall of constant antagonism and detached banter. They are constantly at each other’s throats and have biting exchanges. It’s clear, however, that the two could like each other. They share the same sense of humor, at least. Director Mark Noonan gives his protagonists time to discover the expansive nowhereland for themselves. Problems are not gleamed over and false solutions are not forced. Stacey’s grief over her recently deceased mother is always present and Will can’t manage to get a job which leads him to raid Stacey’s narcolepsy pills one evening. But it doesn’t get too sad. Like the moors shot to look like something between a wasteland and an idyll, Will and Stacey’s mood is sober with some sunny moments.


Translation: Elinor Lewy


Original title: You're Ugly Too
Irland 2014, 81 min
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Director: Mark Noonan
Author: Mark Noonan
DOP: Tom Comerford
Montage: Colin Campbell (IV)
Music: David Geraghty
Distributor: Pandora Filmverleih
Cast: Aidan Gillen, Lauren Kinsella, Erika Sainte, George Pistereanu
FSK: 6
Release: 19.11.2015




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