Wild Mountain Thyme is Absolute Joy
I’m a sucker for two things: accents and Jamie Dornan. Ever since he first graced the screen in a powered wig and breeches in Marie Antionette, Jamie Dornan has been my celebrity hall pass. Not even the Fifty Shades trilogy and his horrendous American accent could take that pass away from me. Don’t judge me but The Fall may have granted him permanent hall pass status.
This week, fate smiled down upon me and gave me the new trailer for Wild Mountain Thyme, starring Jamie Dornan and his actual, God-given Irish accent.
Prepare for all the Irish goodness…
The film is being touted as an Irish romantic comedy, and ever since Normal People, I am all for watching the Irish fall in love and fornicate in the rolling hills of heather. Is Wild Mountain Thyme going to be a contender for award season? Probably not. Can we essentially watch the trailer, figure out the ending? Of course. Is it something I’m going to stream on a cold, rainy night with a glass of wine in my hand? Absolutely.
The headstrong farmer Rosemary Muldoon (Emily Blunt) has her heart set on winning her neighbor Anthony Reilly’s love. The problem is Anthony (Jamie Dornan) seems to have inherited a family curse, and remains oblivious to his beautiful admirer. Stung by his father Tony Reilly’s (Christopher Walken) plans to sell the family farm to his American nephew (Jon Hamm), Anthony is jolted into pursing his dreams in this comedic, moving and wildly romantic tale.
Sure, Christopher Walken seems to be an odd casting choice and his Irish accent is practically a parody of the Lucky Charm’s leprechaun (Just search #WildMountainThymeAccent in Twitter and bask in all the the memes and gif responses glory). However, I’ll forgive it because we’re getting a romantic comedy in a time when we all need a good romantic comedy. Plus, this trailer is two minutes and 50 seconds of just absolute joy. Remember joy?
First, let us just take a moment and relish those beautiful shots of Irish countryside. Since I’m pretty much not going anywhere that doesn’t require me to quarantine in a hotel room for 14 days, I’ll settle on this film.
Secondly, Emily Blunt is an international treasure, who could read the fine print on my iPhone update’s term and conditions, and I would still watch. The Mrs. John Krasinski doesn’t just win in real life, she has to also make you jelly in her films because apparently, there’s going to be a love triangle between her, Jamie, and Jon Hamm. Essentially, replace me with Emily and it’s number 84 in my 100 things I want to do before I die list. Take out Jon Hamm and add Adam Driver, and it becomes number 3.
Then, Jamie Dornan’s sideburns. That’s it. That’s the tweet.
Finally, this shot of Jamie carrying Emily up an Irish countryside hill? We deserve this moment.
Wild Mountain Thyme premieres in theaters and on demand December 11th.
Julie believes great books should be read more than once and prides herself on finding the "dirty part" in any romance novel under a minute. Loves red wine but loves it more when shared with friends. Has an (embarrassingly) extensive knowledge about all things Brooklyn Nine-Nine and New Girl. Is currently curating the perfect playlists that ALWAYS include a song from one of the Twilight soundtracks.