An Everlasting Piece 2000 R CC

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Director Barry Levinson attempts to repeat the success of several recent, low-budget British imports with this comedy about a pair of prison barbers trying to make a success of a hairpiece business in Northern Ireland.

Starring:
Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O'Byrne
Runtime:
1 hour 44 minutes

An Everlasting Piece

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Product Details

Genres Comedy
Director Barry Levinson
Starring Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O'Byrne
Supporting actors Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn, Ruth McCabe, Laurence Kinlan, Billy Connolly, Des McAleer, Colum Convey, Ian Cregg, David Pearse, Seamus Ball, Enda Oates, Des Braiden, George Shane, Brendan Costelloe, Simon Delaney, Olivia Nash, Kathleen Bradley, Maclean Stewart
Studio Paramount
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Well, buy it, rent it, whatever... you will laugh.
"bug2kr8"
We had to start the whole thing over and let it play until the end, then make sure we didn't miss it.
Patrick OKennedy
A very special, funny, very well written film which shows Belfast city at it's best.
Sad Willy

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Patricia Claire on December 25, 2000
This is definitely one of my favorite movies! I saw it when it was released at the Virginia Film Festival this past Fall & I LOVED it! We got to hear the writer, Barry, talk about starring in his own movie & the filming process - he's such a cool guy & I hope he gets some great deals after this first, fabulous, performance! The most incredible part about this film was the setting of Northern Ireland. My family had two Irish children stay with us one summer & they talked about living in such an intense atmosphere. This film made that tension apparent - but all the while there was a very comedic, human side that came alive & was truly endearing! I just can't say enough positive things about "An Everlasting Piece". I loved it & I really hope this movie is a success!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ronald T. McCoy on November 25, 2003
Format: DVD
Having spent quite some time over the past 25 years or so visiting friends and relations in Northern Ireland, my reactions to films that deal with the place run along a continuum of "Dead Awful-Dead On." This film takes a silly little idea and winds it up into a metaphor for all those people who attempted to carry on with their lives, surrounded by and in spite of The Troubles. It's loaded with inside jokes that those who attempt to bridge the divide will recognize and respond to immediately. I absolutely love this film, which tells us more about the people of Northern Ireland than all the useless politicians combined. Besides, this is one very funny film. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elvis on February 1, 2001
Over all I thought it was an entertaining and enjoyable film. Very well written. Hats of to McEvoy. I did how ever feel the film lacked a little in the direction. In my humble opinon I feel the film ran a little slow. And it would have been nice to see Dreamworks put a little of it's impressive movie muscle behind this small flick. A good view.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 28, 2001
Even if I weren't obsessed with Northern Irish politics, I still would have enjoyed this movie. It's very human and sweet and cleverly written. I can't wait to buy it for myself. My ridiulous knowledge of N. Ireland helped me to get some jokes that others won't, but no worries, it's funny even if you know nothing about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By robyn on October 15, 2005
Format: DVD
being from northern ireland and understanding the impact of the troubles and sectarianism i found this lighthearted comedy a great movie to watch and i laughed the whole way through. the belfast dialect means that some people who dont understand would be left out in the dark, some of the terms used might not be understood to some while to others it will piece the whole movie together. The movie shows how the majority of people from here can take the mick out of the situation, and how even though a it can be serious situation we still keep our humours intact. Typical funny dark northern irish humour the whole way through.. Fantastic film even if ur not from NI, but even better if you are!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I stumbled on this video at the library and checked it out simply because I was attracted to the picture of a wig sitting on the earth. I'm so glad I did. An Everlasting Piece skillfully weaves the conflict in Northern Ireland with the story of two friends who set out to run a hair piece business. Although a few scenes are a bit pointless and seem to have been added simply to make Colm's family appear eccentric--the mother with the knickers on her head, the naked boy on the couch--these scenes are so charming that you forgive their irrelevance. As an Irish American, I found the scenes that focused on the troubles to be particularly poignant. I highly recommend this movie.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 19, 2004
Format: DVD
This movie is much more than a funny story about selling hairpieces. It's also about the difficulty of maintaining a friendship when you are on opposite sides of a conflict. Just living in the middle of the situation is struggle enough, but trying to rise above it is a life changing enterprise. Funny, sad, endearing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Lloyd on August 8, 2003
Format: DVD
An Everlasting Piece is a great Irish comedy about two men living in Northern Ireland. One is a Protestant and the other a Catholic. They start out as barbers at a prison, and quickly learn that the man who used to have the monopoly on hairpieces in Northern Ireland is in jail there, after having gone nuts and scalped a number of people. I'd rather not give away the rest of the movie, but it is extremely enjoyable, and has great humor. If you're not used to hearing people from Ireland speak, it may be a little difficult to understand. I recommend this movie if you enjoyed "Saving Grace" and "Waking Ned Divine."
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