Ready to Go
Beverly Lawley, Debs Gwinnell (executive)
directed by Lynda Reiss
starring Kevin Doyle, Barbara Clague, Christine Hill, Kat Cawte, Shawn Sturnick, Warren Hancox, Ray Barry, Meredith Creighton, Sheila Russel, Lisa Creighton, Peter Creighton
written by John Craine, music by Andrew Allen-King
Lance's (Kevin Doyle) cat is gravely ill, so ill indeed that he feels
it's the most humane to do to take her to the vet to have her put down. On
his way to the vet though, he can't stop thinking about ... well, death in
general, so he opens about his feelings to the only other person on the
bus, an old lady (Barbara Clague). Before long, she's a bit annoyed, but
for him it might be therapeutic. But there's nothing that can prepare one
for the demise of a loved one ...
Ready to Go is first
and foremost a film with a lot of heart. Sure, it's about a dead serious
subject, and about sadness, but it tells its story in a very humourous
way, and it features quite a twist at the end. But this is also helped by
a very restrained directorial effort that gives the actors enough air to
breathe, and a wonderful central performance by Kevin Doyle.
worth a look - but look out, it might make you cry ...