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The Miracle Club

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Directed by: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

Starring: Laura Linney, Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates

Synopsis: Set in 1967, THE MIRACLE CLUB follows the story of three generations of close friends, Lily (Maggie Smith), Eileen (Kathy Bates), and Dolly (Agnes O'Casey) of Ballygar, outside Dublin, who win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. Just before their trip, their old friend Chrissie (Laura Linney) arrives in Ballygar for her mother's funeral. The women set out on the journey that they hope will change their lives, with Chrissie, a skeptical traveler, joining in place of her mother. Along the way, old wounds are reopened, forcing the women to confront their pasts even as they travel in search of a miracle.

Reviews:“A handful of terrific actors make the pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, hoping for a miracle. Linney radiates empathy and a sort of soft-spoken sincerity.”
– Peter Debruge, VARIETY

“Filled with heart and humanity. It is a story of faith and forgiveness, heartbreak and healing, regret and redemption. This magnificent ensemble cast never misses a beat. Four generations of spectacular female performances. Laura Linney is at her best, holding audiences in her hand with effortless poise. Kathy Bates skillfully unveils a bitter sadness. It's a remarkable turn. Agnes O'Casey's heart pours off the screen. The legendary Dame Maggie Smith treats each moment with care and discovery. She is an absolute joy to watch. The Miracle Club is a quietly feminist film that honors the invisible labor of women, the complexities of motherhood, and the belief that change is possible, with or without a miracle.”
– Liz Whittemore, REEL NEWS DAILY

“Bates gives a wild, flailing performance in the best sense.”

“Bates is simply a treasure. The Miracle Club is a timeless tale that serves as a gift for audiences who simply want a good movie.”
– Philana Marie Boles, MOVIE WEB

“The transcendent performances of this dream cast are alternately hilarious and heartbreaking.
“We get to see Kathy Bates crooning “He’s So Fine” in a church talent show, with 88-year-old Maggie Smith shimmying behind her as a backup singer. That alone, dear reader, is worth the price of admission, and then some.
“We are reminded of Smith’s extraordinary range.”

“A fantastic cast. A minor miracle. Check your cynicism at the door, and let these talented actors share their stories.”
– Clarence Moye, AWARDSDAILY

“An inspiring and emotional watch with one’s mom.”
– Sumner Forbes, FILM THREAT

“Anything that brings Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Laura Linney together for a smart and engaging movie that will lift your spirits these days is a miracle all by itself. The Miracle Club is a reason to celebrate this summer, if only for the chance to see a sterling and beloved cast. Smith, Bates and Linney are superb.”
– Pete Hammond, DEADLINE

“A celebration of friendship and forgiveness served up with warmth and gentle humour.”
– Allan Hunter, SCREENDAILY

“A perfect antidote to all the blazing big budget extravaganzas.”
– Joanna Langfield, THE MOVIE MINUTE

“Linney is the movie’s miracle.”
– Regina Weinreich, SHOWBIZ 411

“A true gem! Dame Maggie Smith, Laura Linney & Kathy Bates are treasures!”
– Shelli Sonstein, Q104.3 NYC IHEART RADIO

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