Set against the majestic backdrop of Ireland's wild west coast, Pixie is a trigger-happy comedy road movie that relies more on boorish energy than wit or charm.
Olivia Cooke stars as the eponymous heroine, a young femme fatale with big plans to escape her sleepy Irish backwater roots and forge a bohemian new life in San Francisco. Using her inside knowledge as the stepdaughter of genial small-town gangster Dermot (Meaney), Pixie smartly manipulates various lovers and ex-boyfriends into staging a perilous drugs heist. When that goes badly wrong she is forced to embark on a wild road trip with two likable losers, Frank (Hardy) and Harland (Daryl McCormack), recruiting them to help score a big pay-off with the stolen drugs. Along the way the trio inevitably dabble in three-way sexual shenanigans and tussle with hostile foes, including notorious mobster priest Father McGrath (Baldwin).
Director: Barnaby Thompson
Writer: Preston Thompson
Stars: Olivia Cooke, Ben Hardy, Daryl McCormack, Alec Baldwin
2020, UK, 93min