Kathy Bates, Laura Linney and Maggie Smith reunite in the first trailer for The Miracle Club

Sony Picture Classics just released a new trailer for the upcoming movie The Miracle Clubin which film legends play the leading roles Maggie Smith, Kathy BatesAnd Laura Linney, among other. Along with the new trailer, the film’s release date has also been set for July 14, 2023. The upcoming film is set to debut at the Tribeca Festival this June before hitting theaters in July.

The Miracle Club takes place in Ireland and is also filmed there. Set in 1967, the film tells the story of three generations of friends who have found a home in an Irish town. Each member of the group shares a dream: to make a pilgrimage to the French city of Lourdes in hopes of witnessing a miracle. When the women win a trip to the French city, they jump at the opportunity. However, the journey is complicated by the arrival of Chrissie, played by Linney, who is coming to Dublin for her mother’s funeral after decades of absence. Chrissie accompanies the women on their journey in place of their mother, and her presence reveals decades-old wounds they must grapple with in their quest for a miracle. Maggie Smith, Kathy Bates and Agnes O’Casey Star in the film alongside Linney. And if you’re hungry for more Kathy Bates, you can always look forward to her Matlock start anew.

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The new trailer released today gives us our first glimpse of the upcoming movie. The trailer shows Chrissie returning to Ireland after decades of exile to attend her mother’s funeral. Her own pilgrim home is balanced by the other women of the Miracle Club group who have lived their lives in Ireland as they prepare for their upcoming opportunity to visit Lourdes. Eileen, played by Bates, and Lily, played by Smith, express no small amount of bitterness towards Chrissie, who was the exiled daughter of one of her closest friends.

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A heartwarming pilgrimage takes center stage The Miracle Club

But the trailer gives us a glimpse of a possible bridge to resolution between Chrissie and the women she’s estranged from. The trailer offers moments of sadness mixed with heartwarming, characterful hilarity that will bring tears and smiles to your faces in equal measure. If the trailer whets your appetite for Irish films, you can also check out some of the Emerald Isle’s other treasures here.

The film is directed Thaddeus O’Sullivan and written by Jimmy Smallhorne, Timothy PragerAnd Joshua D. Mason. you can catch The Miracle Club hits theaters on July 14, 2023. You can watch the trailer below.

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