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Irish fight flick Float Like a Butterfly struggles to soar

David Roy
FLOAT Like A Butterfly's period-set mix of heartwrenching family drama, road-movie adventure, coming-of-age melodrama and fight flick pugilistics might favour sentimentality over subtlety while being overly seasoned with cliches and heavy-handed scoring, yet writer/director Carmel Winters's film manages to punch above its weight thanks to an affecting performance from lead actor Hazel Doupe.