Shelly Love

A Bump Along the Way

United Kingdom 2019
In English
95 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Shelly Love
Screenplay: Tess McGowan
Cast: Bronagh Gallagher, Lola Petticrew, Mary Moulds, Dan Gordon
Production: Louise Gallagher / Gallagher Films
Print Source: Great Point Media

Shelly Love's debut feature is an entertaining comedy, bolstered by a lively performance by Northern Irish actress Bronagh Gallagher. Pamela (Gallagher) is a boozy single mother in her forties whose buttoned-up teenage daughter Allegra (Lola Petticrew) disapproves of her carefree lifestyle and lack of long-term perspectives. Their relationship is quite fragile and is placed under even more strain when Pamela falls pregnant after a one-night stand with Barry, a 24-year-old plumber (Andy Doherty) who is not ready to take responsibility for his impending fatherhood.

Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa