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Aileen Ritchie's directorial debut was marked by some nice photography of well-selected locations and an alluring portrayal of the local color and appeal. The characters all seemed very genuine and unaffected; the way country folks generally are regardless of national origin. The scenes leading up to the dance work well, but the film bogs down after the dance as the tone changes from mirthful to dramatic.
The acting was generally good with a couple of standouts. Ian Hart stole the show as Kieran the headstrong town butcher. He was simultaneously affable and obnoxious. His character's complete obliviousness to how ridiculous he was gave Hart ample opportunity to become a laugh magnet. Niahm Cusack was also enchanting as Kate, mixing mischievousness with romantic appeal to create a delightful character.
I rated this film a 7/10. It is very light fare, silly enough that it will get a chuckle or two out of almost everyone.
The characters are charming enough to be endearing, yet exasperating enough to be believable. A fine balance not to be seen in many films.
Put on the popcorn, sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy!
As soon as it's available on DVD, I'll buy it.
Ian Hart "Backbeat" plays a butcher-turned-Brad Pitt, who after determining that blondes really do have more fun, waits patiently in pub and at bus stop for the avalanche of lovelies to materialize. What he and the other would-be hunks fail to see is, of course, what is staring them in the face. For the closer you get, the more difficult it is to see what was there all the time. (I think we have a movie title somewhere in that line.)
The end is quite predictable. Bus after bus arrives in the sleepy seaside Irish burgh, departs, and fails to deposit the anticipated American beauties. Instead relationships slowly smoldering throughout the length of the movie suddenly burst into flame. Even a man whose only previous experience with the opposite sex came from porn magazines connects with a fortunate colleen.
Starring Ian Hart, Ewan Stewart, Sean McGinley, Ruth McCabe, Sean McDonagh, Cathleen Bradley and Pat Shortt.
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Unfortunately the move never arrived, I have a VHS and think it is a classic, laugh filled movie that everyone should enjoy, particularly since it features a great group of actors... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bill Poole
There are no American Women in this movie. I guess I figured this out about 1/3 of the way through. Read more
This movie delights me every time that I see it. There is something about Irish movies that always draws me in. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Purrson
This is a delightfully funny movie, and the music is really so fun to hear. I've purchased this movie as a gift for family and friends. I recommend it very highly.Published 12 months ago by Kathleen E.
Great off-mainstream movie with a wonderful cast. Plus the setting in the little town is beautiful.Published 13 months ago by Scott E
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