Pixie Hardy sets out to avenge her mother's death and attempts a heist that will give her the means to leave her small-town life behind.
When the plan goes horribly wrong she's forced to team up with a pair of misfits who are clearly in over their heads.
On the run from a criminal gang of priests and nuns the trio tries to scheme and swindle anyone they come across.
She has to pit her wits against everyone taking on the patriarchy to claim the right to shape her own life.
Olivia Cooke Alec Baldwin Colm Meaney Ben Hardy Sebastian De Souza
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What this enjoyable Irish crime comedy-drama lacks in originality - the filmmakers are clearly big fans of directors Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie - it more than makes up for with sheer energy. You'd have to be in a very bad mood to totally resist the movie's endearingly messy premise.
Pixie (Olivia Cooke) is a quickwitted attractive young woman looking for a swift ticket out of her oppressive home town on Ireland's west coast. She just might have found it when a large cut of a lucrative drugs deal accidentally lands in her lap. However to cash in the proceeds Pixie will have to out-think out-run and undermine every crook in the region. These include her kindly cutthroat of a stepfather (Colm Meaney) and a bloodthirsty bunch of mobsters who just happen to be Catholic priests (spearheaded by a wonderful Alec Baldwin).
Supporting performances can be gratingly inconsistent here but the dialogue is snappy and the charismatic Cooke is clearly going to be a major star soon.
Review by LEIGH PAATSCH - January 28 2021 issue of The Herald Sun Digital Edition.
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