How About You…

Character: Ellie Harris
Created by: Maeve Binchy (short story)
Directed by: Anthony Byrne
Written by: Jean Pasley (screenplay)
Produced by: Paul Brett, Jon Diamond, Peter Hampden, Tim Smith (among others)
Other cast: Joss Ackland, Orla Brady, Brenda Fricker, Imelda Staunton
Release date: 16 November 2007 (Ireland)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Running time: 1h 27min

HOW ABOUT YOU tells the story of Ellie, a young woman left in charge of the residential home run by her older sister, over the Christmas period. Whilst most of the residents have left to spend the festive period with their families, four residents, known as 'the hardcore' remain. Their behavior is so terrible that the home faces closure as potential new residents are put off by their appalling antics.



[first lines]
Donald Vanston: Damned cars on the lawn. Shit.
Heather Nightingale: That’s it!
Hazel Nightingale: I don’t want to go.
Heather Nightingale: They’re trying to get rid of us before they arrived.

Hazel Nightingale: [watching a fellow resident carry on] I remember feeling like that once. I was on drugs.

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