American moviegoers haven't seen much of Julie Walters since her splashy film debut in 1983's EDUCATING RITA promised to make her Britain's leading comic export (few here caught her remarkable performance in the 1997 black comedy INTIMATE RELATIONS).
Luckily for us, the talented Walters has returned in a role perfectly suited to her talents: The indomitable heroine of Titanic Town
, Mary Costello's fictionalized account of her mother's real-life struggle to end guerrilla warfare between the British army and the Irish Republican Army in
her Belfast neighborhood. The film opens in 1972, with the McPhelimy family's arrival in Andersonstown, West Belfast, a deepl...