WIFF | FILMS

DON'T TALK TO IRENE

Review

Director:

Pat Mills

Genre:

Comedy

Country:

Canada

Rated:

14A

Year:

2017

Language:

English

Runtime:

90 Minutes

Description:

Irene lives in a boring and predictable town where she is, "the fattest girl in high school”. Fuelled by the dream of becoming a cheerleader, but constantly told by both her overprotective mother and society that she isn't exactly a fit for the role, Irene turns to her confidante and all-around god: Geena Davis. Speaking to Irene via the A League of Their Own poster on her bedroom wall, Geena provides the inspiration and motivation she needs to face her bullies and follow her passions.

When Irene gets suspended and is forced to do community service at a retirement home an opportunity arises. If she can't be a high-school cheerleader, maybe she can turn her new-found circle of elderly friends into an unlikely dance troupe.

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