Time Out says
While the film’s compassion is never in doubt, it’s sometimes a bit too cute for its own good, wedging in a resistible running gag (and mystery guest appearance) involving Dylan’s famous musical namesake, and a verging-on-crowd-pleasing knockabout schtick involving rollerskates. Elsewhere though, writer-director Lance Daly’s keen eye for Irish streetlife and even keener ear for authentic dialogue (not that you’ll catch every word) prove telling indeed, and in Kelly O’Neill and Shane Curry he has remarkably un-precocious leads who blur the line between being and acting. The story aims to highlight a turning point in these constricted lives when these two can still choose to rise above or be beaten down by their surroundings – the performances make you believe it.
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