Off the Rails

Now in their 50s, four friends re-create an inter-rail journey across Europe, but this time 18-year-old Maddie is taking her mother's place, fulfilling her dying wish.

Director: Jules Williamson

Writer: Jordan Waller

Producers: Bill Kenwright, Arabella Page-Croft

Composer: Mario Grigorov

Cast: Kelly Preston, Jenny Seagrove, Judi Dench, Franco Nero, Ben Miller, Sally Phillips, Andrea Corr, Peter Bowles

Screen Scotland Funding: The film accessed £33,125 National Lottery funding through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production Fund to support the film’s Scottish writing and producing talent. 


A dying wish from their best friend, Anna (Andrea Corr), compels Cassie (Kelly Preston), Kate (Jenny Seagrove), and Liz (Sally Phillips), to put old feuds aside and take her 17-year-old daughter on an interrailing journey across Europe that they did not quite finish during their studies. Now in their fifties, they are older but not necessarily wiser. With some bad luck, train strikes and romantic entanglements thrown in their way, the trip promises as many laughs and tears and self-discovery as the first time around. The question is: will they reach their destination in time to honour their friend’s memory?

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The film was released across UK on 23 July, 2021.