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Irish Jam
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2006
Irish Jam was one of those movies that had me laughing all the way through. Eddie Griffin stars in a film about a rapper who enters a contest, thinking that he's going to win something else, when in fact he wins the deed to a failing Irish Pub. The people that live in a small town in Ireland come up with a plan to giveaway the deed to one of the pubs, in hopes that the newcomer will come in and keep the town from being sold. The people create this poetry contest and Griffin's character enters this contests and ends up winning, and of course goes off to Ireland to find that he has to run a pub in town that's trying to avoid being sold. He mostly ends up going to Ireland to avoid his overzealous ex-girlfriend, and forget his failing rap career. The most hilarious moments are when Griffin's character, Jimmy, tries to help the people of the town become more "hip" in the ways of his own urban lifestyle.

I suggest this movie to anyone, it made me laugh, and it kept me interested. It's the kind of film that shows the clashing of cultures and the acceptance of difference in others, but does it in a way that keeps you amused and interested. I think you'll find that you will enjoy this movie, and I urge you to give it a chance! You'll be laughing all the way through.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Irish Jam is a cute story, pretty well written, and pretty well acted, and filmed in a beautiful locale.

It is the story of a con man who goes gooey, and buys his own con, or goes good, depending on your perspective (The Music Man, Curley Sue etc, etc.). A fatherless child sees the good in a hustler that no one else can sense, and then changes his life. There are some funny parts, lots of stereotypes, a far fetched romance, and a happy ending.

All in all, not a bad way to spend an hour and a half.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The premise sounds good, and Eddie Griffin has the potential to be a likable character, but he isn't in this. They don't take enough time to develop his, or any other character. This really seemed rushed and thrown together and is not worth watching.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2014
All the stereotypes but none of the actual charm of Ireland. Much prefer "The Nephew" for a similar idea of differing people coming to mutual understanding. That film also had comedic elements stemming from believable situtions.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 21, 2007
Ms. "Triple zeros" and Mr. "culture," Could you please elaborate on what exactly was so bad about the movie? Example; I'm Cuban, and I'm offended by Scarface. Why because it has an Italian American(as if they couldn't find any aspiring Cuban actors)playing a Cuban Mafioso. Reality is most Cubans in Miami are middle class, politically, and socially conservative. What's more if they're 1st generation they don't speak broken and retarded English to their relatives. They speak the Spanish of their birth.

There's an example for you of a critique. What exactly did you find objectionable about Irish Jam?

I liked it because it sends a message to American culture that Ireland isn't some kind of magical fairyland where every body looks like a leprechaun, tells jokes, drinks beer, and is after the pot of gold.

In fact in the movie there's a part where the English schemer, and corporate monger wants everyone to dress as lepracuans in his new theme park. The townspeople are offended by it, and finally there is an expression by something like a movie that Ireland is made up of real people, with real problems, and not leprechuans. They also are facing the same enemy today that has plagued us since the begining of History, the rich, and the greedy to get richer. I also especially liked the singing by the main female character played by Cathy Murphy.
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I gave this film 2 stars only for the music of traditional Irish group Lunasa and the beautiful singing of Anna Friel. Other than that there is no reason to watch this. It is basically your fish out of water story that was done so well in films like "Crocodile Dundee". This time however we have a black hip-hop con artist placed in a small Irish community. It was an interesting premise but Eddie Griffith holds it back from reaching it's potential. He looks and acts like a cartoon character. Watching this was like watching "Who framed Roger Rabbit?" with live actors interacting with cartoon characters. We are asked to accept that the beautiful Anna Friel falls in love with this foul talking wreck of a human being. It is not beyond the realm of possibilty but we are never given any good reason why she would. In the end, we are supposed to believe that the Irish communitys acceptance of him as a human being brings about change in him as a person. It does not ring true, and in one of the extras on the DVD we see an interview with Griffith about the film where it is apparent he has little understanding of what the whole point of the story was. Who did they make this film for?
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on May 13, 2013
this movie is by far a great family movie, it has drama, love, comedy, & compassion all rolled up in one. it has love but no love making(sorry horndoggs no sex sene)& i don't think that there were any cussing in it, which is hard to believe when you mention Eddie Griffin. i believe that it has brought out Eddie's true acting skills, he did a great job for this film, i don't think any other actor/comedian could've pulled it off. i don't like it when people spoil a movie by telling me every detail of it, so i won't do that far you. i will say that the relationship between the 2 main stars felt so real, & the teary eyed section near the end actually looked like they were really crying, & yes i said teary eyed, it even had me in tears & i'm a grown ass man. as brief summary of the film you got a broke conartist from L.A. who ends up in an Irish town that's bout to be bought out & sold by a rich conartist. as i repeat this movie has drama, love, comedy, & compassion, fun to watch. so there you go, now go buy it!!!
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on October 23, 2013
A very comical film with eddie griffins humor delivering laughs a plenty!!! I recommend this film to anyone interested in Eddie Griffin and seeing a man of color live amongst the Irish. : )
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on December 16, 2008
I love this movie!..This movie is a complete surprise. It has Comedy and Romance. Eddie Griffin is hilarious. The story is a great one...Like I said,it is a great movie.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
i was laughing&having a Ball with this film. I knew with Eddie Grffin in the film there was gonna be some funny moments as well as Monique. I really dig the chick that Jimmy Marrys at the end. this film is a fun family movie that brings two cultures together. it has laughs,but also has drama. alot of uncertain things,but this film keeps you won dering what will happen next. a Poem brought two worlds together. the theme song "irish jam" was banging.i was in my crib stepping&having a good ole time.it was like a Soul Train St Patrick's day up in my crib.this is a good feel good film.Props to Eddie Grffin.
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