Thursday 19 September 2019

Extra Ordinary review: 'A bit frenetic but very amusing, and Maeve Higgins is at her deadpan best'

3 stars

Extra Ordinary
Extra Ordinary
Paul Whitington

Paul Whitington

A ghost story with a puckish sense of humour, Extra Ordinary leans heavily on the comic talents of Maeve Higgins, a wise decision as it turns out.

She is Rose Dooley, a lonely rural driving instructor haunted by the death of her father.

He (Risteard Cooper) was a supernatural investigator, and Rose also had a gift, but she hasn’t touched a ghost in years until a widower called Martin (Barry Ward) begs her to take on his case.

He’s being bullied by his late wife, and his teenage daughter has entered a demonic trance. Written and directed by Enda Loughman and Mike Ahern, Extra Ordinary is a bit frenetic but very amusing, and Higgins is at her deadpan best.

(15A, 94mins)

Irish Independent

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