Irish Wish Director Says The M...


Irish Wish Director Says The Movie Shows Lindsay Lohan 'At Her Best'


12:09 25 Mar 2024

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We're living in the age of the Lohanaissance! The 37-year-old actress is back starring in comedy movies after a bit of a hiatus, and signed a deal with Netflix to star in 3 romcoms produced by the streaming giant.

Irish Wish is the second in that line of movies, the first being the 2022 film Falling For Christmas starring opposite Glee star Chord Overstreet.

And if you loved the predictable, cheesy nature of Falling For Christmas, then Irish Wish is right up your street!

In Irish Wish, Lindsay Lohan plays Madeline “Maddie” Kelly, a talented book editor secretly in love with the author she’s working with, Paul Kennedy (an Irish man played by a Welsh actor mind you).
Paul quickly ends up getting engaged to one of Maddie's best friends and suddenly the whole party is whisked off to beautiful Ireland where the wedding will be held.
Unhappy her life hasn’t turned out quite as she hope, Maddie spontaneously wishes — at a wishing tree no less — that she were the one marrying Paul, and learns very quickly that you should be careful what you wish for...


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Since the film came out on Paddy's Weekend, it's drawn some mixed reviews.

"That's one hour and a half of my life I'll never get back," one commenter wrote on Facebook.

Another commented that they "loved it" and that it was "easy watching".

The movie's director, Janeen Damian, spoke about how excited he was to work with a romcom queen like Lindsay.

“The opportunity to do a classic rom-com that is a throwback to the '90s was really exciting. And with Lindsay of all people — the rom-com queen. How lucky was I?”

Janeen Damian also directed Lindsay's previous Netflix romcom, Falling For Christmas.

“She is such a smart actor in what she focuses in on,” Janeen spoke of Lindsay Lohan, “She is very involved in the story and really communicative. She's really easy to work with that way. She prepares and she studies and she comes in with an idea of who her character is — not just in the dialogue but also what she is going to wear and all the different elements that speak to who her character actually is.”

The director also believes that Irish Wish is the next step in Lindsay reestablishing herself as the queen of comedy, having starred in a slew of successful comedies in the early 00s including Mean Girls, Freaky Friday and Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen.

“This was a conscientious choice for her to give her audience what they've been missing,” he said. “She's so solid and lovable, and it's a multi-layered performance. She's at her best.”

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