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Time Out says

This adaptation of Roddy Doyle's novel may not display the glitz and relentless energy of The Commitments, but it has wit, feeling and authenticity. The story is tougher and potentially more downbeat - a Dublin family, the Curleys, face a crisis when 20-year-old Sharon (Kellegher) finds herself pregnant but refuses to name the father - nevertheless, there's still enough laconic humour to lift it above dour urban realism. In particular, Colm Meaney shines as the warm, well-meaning dad torn by shame, anger, guilt and pride. Indeed, that tangle of emotions indicates the film's unpretentious complexity as Doyle's script charts the subtle changes in the relationships between family, friends and neighbours. While the film is less obviously feel-good than The Commitments, its final resolution is more thoroughly earned - and, as a result, deeply affecting.
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Release details

UK release:

1993

Duration:

90 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Stephen Frears

Cast:

Peter Rowen, Eanna MacLiam, Ruth McCabe, Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Joanne Gerrard

Editor:

Mick Audsley

Cinematography:

Oliver Stapleton

Screenwriter:

Roddy Doyle

Producer:

Lynda Myles

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