JACK AND RALPH PLAN A MURDER
02:00 pm • May 04, 2014
(Ireland, NOV 2013, 66 min.)
Jack is being bullied in work, so with a little help from his imaginary friend, Ralph, he begins to plot the murder of his bully, Pat.
Jack - Jeff Doyle, Ralph - Johnny Elliott, Pat - Chris Newman, Laura - Aisling Bodkin, Frankie - John Connors, Pato - Stephen Clinch, Pimp - Peter Coonan, Maura - Joan Fleetwood, Boss - Brian Fortune, Alan - Ben Reynolds
Hayes at the Movies Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder is a film that feels both familiar and new, as writer/director Jeff Doyle tackles the troubles that come of relying too much on oneself. The humour is dark and exceedingly low brow, and is the kind of comedy that will offend and entertain in equal measure. Underneath the vulgarity, however, there is emotional depth and warmth, and a careful examination of the impact of solitude. 4/5 CineIreland Overall Jack and Ralph Plan a Murder is a film that will not be to everyone’s taste. But that is quite all right. A film cannot be all things to all people. But there are quite a few laughs to be had, it is well acted and really nicely shot. I am genuinely interested to see what Jeff Doyle does next and for me that is as good a recommendation for a first film as there is.