Off the Rails movie review and cast info

2/5 stars in our review.

The co-stars of Kelly Preston have paid tribute to the late actress at the film premiere of Off The Rails this week. The actress died of cancer aged 57 last summer shortly after finishing the film which features a cast including Sally Phillips and Jenny Seagrove (Pictured below).

Phillips said that Preston was “so fun and funny and irreverent”.

“She arrived at the hotel and went, ‘Hey bitches’, and Jen and I, being slightly awkward and British, and I was pretty overawed at that point, couldn’t think what to say.”

She added: “We really had a laugh, did a lot of improvising and a lot of really just hanging out as those characters.

First the movie> What’s it all about. Off The Rails tells the story of four friends who go travelling around Europe.

A dying wish from their best friend Anna (Andrea Corr) compels Cassie (Kelly Preston), Kate (Jenny Seagrove), and Liz (Sally Phillips), to put old feuds aside and take her 17-year-old daughter on an interrailing journey across Europe that they did not quite finish during their studies.

Now in their 50’s, four friends recreate an inter-rail journey across Europe, but this time 18-year-old Maddie is taking her mother’s place, fulfilling her dying wish. With lost passports, train strikes and romantic entanglements thrown in their way, they must put old feuds aside to complete the journey within five days and remind themselves that they are still at their peak.

Is it worth a watch?

In a word ‘no’. Whilst the med filming locations make it attempt to feel liek mamma mia, the plot, acting and everything about this film is abysmal. Not a funnny British comedy at all.

Whilst the 16 songs by Blondie make it bearable, Save your time and money.



The London film premieres took place on Thursday 22nd July 2021 at the Odeon cinema in Leicester Square, London with talent including: Sally Phillips, Jenny Seagrove, Lucille Howe, Elizabeth Dormer-Phillips, Nadia Bachkova, Johannes Radebe, Vanessa Bauer, Daisy Jelley, Cinderella Balthazar, Priscilla Anyabu, Jules Williamson, Julius Cowdrey, Amy Hart, Johannes Radebe, Mika Simmons, Alastair Guy, Faye Brookes and Tallia Storm attending.

This was Leicester Square’s first film premiere since the pandemic began state UKFILMPREMIERES.
Off the Rails is out in cinemas now.

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