The Boys and Girl from County Clare details
|Starring:||Patrick Bergin, Charlotte Bradley, Bernard Hill, Shaun Evans, Colm Meaney, Colm Meaney, Andrea Corr, Philip Barantini, Catherine Byrne|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Boys and Girl from County Clare
|Run time:||1 hour 27 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Sep 2006|
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DisappointingBy a customer from Liverpool , 28 Jan 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]Weak story, dreadful script, full of stereotypes and cliches. The romantic leads were inadequate with zero chemistry between them. One final quibble, the film is supposed to be set in the '60s, so why is Kevin Keegan mentioned? He didn't join Liverpool until 1971.
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Light Hearted FunBy a customer from UK , 20 Apr 2008A funny light hearted film. Not as good as other Irish films such as the commitments or the Snapper however
Comedy ceilidhBy BILLBLUES (12 reviews) from London , 19 Dec 2007A feelgood movie for all the family. The main characters are played by excellent actors .The plot is far from challenging and ' telegraphed' but it doesnt spoil the the sheer entertainment valuet.
Top notchBy a customer from Isle of Wight , 10 Aug 2007A gentle feel good comedy from the start. Not a film I would have normally rented but glad I did. Enjoyed it right to the end.
Irish & GreatBy SILVERHARP (79 reviews) from Edinburgh, Scotland. , 29 Jul 2007The Boys and Girls from Co. Clare
(John Irvin 2005)
Although the setting for this tale is rural Ireland in the sixties, its based on core-issues which are universal and timeless; betrayal, abandonment, hurt, stigma, repression and survival. But most of all, as the film proceeds, its about confrontation with the past and reconciliation in the present. The four characters at the centre are bound by a history of troubled inter-relationships, and one in particular, by a well-guarded secret.
The slow-paced, and somewhat mundane start, could lead to a prediction of a tale of not much interest. However, the pace steadily increases as the characters, back-story, plots and sub-plots reveal themselves and the film comes into its own. Its a warm-hearted, humanity-based and well-presented story, and all the better for being generously littered with examples of Irish humour. For example when Jimmy claims to have five wives, his brother retorts; Theres no hairs growing on your knees then!. Or as an excuse for having a pint before breakfast; Its not good to eat on an empty stomach.
If theres any fault at all (and theyre hard to find) its that this is not County Clare. The landscape of Clare is different from this and of course includes the unique and famous Burren. That aside, the music is authentic, the atmosphere spot-on and the acting superb.
This beautifully-made film should, in fairness, come with a warning to macho-types not to view it in company, for fear of dropping their manly-guard by shedding a tear or two either in response to its humour or its ability to engage their empathy.
29 July 2007
Perfect for a Sunday NightBy a customer from Leicester, UK , 24 Jul 2007An enjoyable story set around an Irish music competition in the 1960's.
Nothing too demanding, just a nice film set amongst some beautiful scenery (and I don't just mean Andrea Coor!!).
Good if you just want to while away an hour or so.