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This was such a great concept. Two guys from totally different worlds manage to find themselves in the same world, and the gay guy works a "miracle" on the straight guy to turn him into something more than he is. This too is something rather simple, but the actors made it something more. Both Vincent and Shane really turned in terrific performances. Okay, maybe not a "great" concept, but it was a concept that was acted out magnificently. Vincent and Shane were completely believable characters. At first I didn't quite buy Shane's interest in drugs at all - never mind the drug running - but when you consider his relative loneliness, it fits quite well. Vincent's hatred of drugs was a welcome compliment to that. A very welcome compliment.
There have been countless girls (Gemma) who have fallen in love with beautiful gay guys, and tried to turn them. The scene when Gemma tried to make love to Vincent was entirely believable. Even though Vincent was gay, "everybody tries it once", and he gave it his best shot. It didn't work.
There was a tension in the film that was so powerful that it made me angry that the drug running was a part of it.Read more ›
The extras include a good commentary track with Writer/ Director David Gleeson and actors Legge and Leech, some deleted scenes (two of which have some frisson), a director's text statement on his purpose for the movie, and some trailers.
The skin shots are modest - Gemma's back, side-views of chests with open shirts and the like. There is good use of suggestion.
The movie is successful in showing how people of good will with different backgrounds can negotiate a living arrangement and help each other live better.Read more ›
Small town lad Shane (Michael Legge) narrates this adventure as he enters the 'big city' civil service employment in Limerick to support his newly widowed mother and family. An artist at heart and of talent, Shane stumbles along trying to find a flat he can afford, eventually settling into a shared mid-city flat with a young gay art student Vincent (Allen Leech). The two seem polar opposites at first: Shane is conservative in dress and job and social demeanor while Vincent is garish, ebullient, and progressive in this artsy way of life.
Slowly, through a wondrous honesty about who they are, the two become close and Vincent does a makeover of Shane to give him a chance to be more engaged in the world. By a curious accident, Shane discovers a stash of drugs in the lobby of their flat, only to discover that it belongs to two men who live there - Keith (David Manning) and Budgie (Colm Coogan). Serendipitously, Shane is talked into 'transporting' drugs from Dublin to Limerick for 1000 Euros, money Shane desperately needs if he is to maintain his newly designed lifestyle.
Shane's adventure in Dublin is complicated by dire happenings but he manages to return to Limerick and his reward. Shane tries some of the drugs with bad consequences and is eventually arrested along with Vincent for possession of a tiny amount of drugs in their flat. One of Vincent's ex tricks happens to work in the Police Department and the two are freed.Read more ›
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I VE WATCHED THIS MOVIE AT LEAST SEVEN TIME NOW AND WILL WATCH IT AT LEAST SEVEN MORE IT DRAWS YOU INTO IT.Published 23 months ago by Rob Laska
Cowboys and Angels is an entertaining film, and exciting to watch. This film should have become a landmark in showing how two men, one straight, one gay, can develop, not only a... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Dana Skolfield
Note: this movie is NOT a gay movie....even though this movie does have a gay character in it. The movie goes through the lives of a straight man and a gay man. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Tenor2005
well written, amazingly acted, overall an astounding film. the message is beautiful and it definitely tugs at your heart. was surprised to like it SO muchPublished 24 months ago by H369
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