A Date For Mad Mary

  • Screening Dates: 2nd November, 6pm   //  9th November, 8pm
  • Starring: Seána Kerslake, Charleigh Bailey, Tara Lee
  • Directed by: Darren Thornton
  • Running time: 82 mins
  • Rating: M - offensive language


Sent only a single invitation, dry, sarcastic, maddening Mary [Seána Kerslake] sets out to find a date for her best friend’s wedding in this barbed and funny Irish romcom.  All Mary’s hurt and indignation are channelled into a single mission: showing up with a plus-one when she’s cut out of being bridesmaid for her best friend Charlene’s [Charleigh Bailey] big day . As she assesses partner options, Mary’s mix of bluntness, sarcasm and minimal self-awareness makes for both hilarious and touching moments. Will it dawn on Mary, as it dawns on us, that hiding in plain sight there’s a member of the wedding offering much more than a chance to get back at the bride?   SOURCE: NZIFF

“Not since Muriel’s Wedding have marital concerns felt so amusingly raw and honest. A Date for Mad Mary is a charming coming-of-age story that is sparingly humorous, often melancholic, but always engaging”.                                          – Toby Woollaston, NZME