Roseanne McNulty, an elderly patient in a psychiatric hospital, shares memories of her past with a psychiatrist. In the 1920s, the younger McNulty begins writing her own "scripture," a memoir of her tragic childhood with her father, who worked in a cemetery and was drawn into Ireland's civil war. Against that backdrop, she endures conflicting emotions about a variety of romantic suitors, following her heart even when that means clashing with the norms of the day. Charged with being a nymphomaniac, the young Roseanne's life spirals out of control. Flashing forward, Roseanne's psychiatrist meanwhile discovers that Roseanne's father was not what he seemed.


Jim Sheridan