A lonely driving instructor in rural Ireland must harness her supernatural abilities after a widowed man seeks her help with his unruly dead wife and possessed daughter.
Rose Dooley (charming and hilarious Maeve Higgins) may be able to see and communicate with ghosts, but after a tragic accident involving her father, she’s decided to leave her paranormal capabilities in the past. Now, Rose spends her days teaching adults how to drive and nights snacking on yogurt and frozen lasagna. Despite her best efforts, Rose’s voicemail is consistently filled with pleas for help from townspeople who are being tormented by boisterous ghosts. One such caller is widowed father Martin (Barry Ward), who’s still being bossed around by the ghost of his deceased wife. Rose begrudgingly accepts to help Martin after his teenage daughter Sarah (Emma Coleman) is found possessed and floating above her bed, à la The Exorcist. Meanwhile, the unlikely duo is circled by maniacal one-hit-wonder Christian Winter (SNL alum Will Forte), who’s entered into a sinister deal with the devil. Racing against the clock, Rose and Martin must join together to break the evil spell cast on Martin’s daughter before it’s too late. From directors Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, Extra Ordinary is an off-kilter comedy about embracing your past to make way for an exciting (and ghost-filled) future.
CAST: MAEVE HIGGINS, BARRY WARD, WILL FORTE, CLAUDIA O’DOHERTY
In Competition: First Feature Award
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