When 13-year-old Mully robs a taxi to escape from his selfish father, he discovers two unexpected passengers sleeping in the back seat: a local solicitor named Joy and her newborn baby. An unhappy Joy plans to leave the baby with friends and fly to Lanzarote. However, those plans are thrown up in the air when she and Mully end up on an unexpected road trip across County Kerry.
Joyride is a true crowd-pleaser. Award-winning documentary maker Emer Reynolds (The Farthest, Songs for While I’m Away) makes her feature drama debut with this sweet and funny story of an unlikely friendship between two lonely people. Olivia Colman is excellent as always, while newcomer Charlie Reid seriously impresses in his screen debut.
Directed by Emer Reynolds | 94 mins | Cert 15A