Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan|
maybe matteo is underwritten, but as a big shane meadows fan, and a big burley beer drinker, i was both amazed to see what i thought was paddy considine's finest performance to date, plus be in tears at numerous points in the film. the barely stifled pain of both leads was tangible, and the kids were cute, and beleivable without being hollywood cheese. i find films with such an emotional kick as this (only dancer in the dark and breaking the waves come to mind) hard to recommend to friends, and hard to watch again, but maybe it's worth watching a great film, and coming out of the 90 minutes drained. the tears were just because my team lost at the weekend, by the way..