A MILLION STUFFED IN A MATTRESS IN IRELAND
by Janet J. Lawler
|New film released by Magnolia Picture
It's a enjoyable tale about a family facing hard times in Ireland. When the matriarch of the family seems stuck in a rut in her cluttered home, her family decide to surprise her by cleaning out her house top to bottom and renovating it (adding handles in the tub and shower, new toaster in the kitchen, throwing out old magazines and newspapers under the bed).
They decide to buy their mom a new mattress from Ikea and toss out her old lumpy one. It comes as more of a surprise to her adult kids that the mattress contained her entire life's savings. She tells them the mattress was stuffed "with close to a million euros". The kids ask why not put the money in the bank and she replies "Have you been watching the news lately?"
The family go on the hunt to get the mattress back which leads to several amusing scenes and exchanges between a solid cast of actors including: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flannagan, Pat Shortt, and Eva Birthistle. The entire town and country try to find the mattress in hopes of getting rich.
The film gently shines a light on the stereotypes we heap on the elderly and how their voices are often drowned out by their well-meaning, but intrusive adult children.
Will the family find the lost fortune? And if so, will it bring them closer together in love and be the answer to their troubles, or does money only bring out the worst in people?
Life's a Breeze opens September 19th on VOD and in limited release in New York at The Quad Cinema, and Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall. This is a Magnolia Pictures release.
Follow The NY Screenwriting Life at Facebook. Janet J. Lawler is a published author and playwright. Her first novel From the Ground Up is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble online. http://www.amazon.com/From-Ground-Up-Janet-Lawler-ebook/dp/B00F3CYSU8 Or visit the author's website at www.janetjlawler.com