Saturday August 8, 2020

Film: Shrooms

Directed by Paddy Breathnach, Nationwide, 18

17th November, 2007

Directed by Paddy Breathnach, Nationwide, 18

Director Paddy Breathnach steps outside his comfort zone of high-tempo, spud-gobbling paddywhackery to make a low-budget, by-the-numbers teenage slasher picture that offers the mild distraction of seeing pretty Americans disassembled in an Irish woodland glade, but fails entirely as a genre experiment.

A group of American college students take a special trip to Ireland to ingest magic mushrooms, at the urging of their hip local friend Jake (Jack Huston, grandson...

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