First Glance: “Wild Mountain Thyme”


It has been 12 years since we last saw John Patrick Shanley behind the camera. The Oscar-winning writer-director is perhaps best known for his 1987 romantic comedy “Moonstruck” but he also hit critical gold with 2008’s period drama “Doubt”. His latest film sees him returning to the light-hearted charms of his debut. “Wild Mountain Thyme” is based on Shanley’s own play “Outside Mullingar” and it puts together an eye-opening ensemble.

Emily Blunt plays a headstrong farmer and Jamie Dornan plays her childhood friend and the oblivious object of her affections. Joining them in this Irish romance is John Hamm playing one of those annoying Americans and Christopher Walken, an Irish accent and all, playing Dornan’s father who seems intent on selling their family’s farm. I love the cast and there looks to be plenty of room for both ample drops of comedy and drama.

“Wild Mountain Thyme” opens December 11th in theaters and on VOD. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

9 thoughts on “First Glance: “Wild Mountain Thyme”

  1. Apparently real Irish people are having a ton of fun with this trailer on twitter, the accents are pretty dire and even the Leprechaun Museum chimed in 😊. Considering Dornan is from Northern Ireland you’d think he could do a bit better, but he was supposed to be Irish in The Siege of Jadotville too and didn’t do so well. Still it looks a fun movie it probably won’t detract, and who can resist Christopher Walken? Not me 🙂

    • That’s hilarious! I wondered about that because they did seem a little shaky. But I am a bonafide Emily Blunt fan so I’m all over this. Christopher Walken is icing on the cake!

  2. The official trailer for John Patrick Shanley’s Wild Mountain Thyme, starring … When the poster first emerged for Wild Mountain Thyme, more than a few Irish film … Thanks for the review and trailer, don’t need to see the movie now.b

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