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For five desperate Irishmen, the perfect girl is abroad... so they place an ad in a Miami newspaper, hoping to entice American beauties to their tiny Irish village. The scheme to stir up a bit of romance works, but not the way they'd planned. Because the harder the five friends look abroad, the more they realize that what they've been looking for is right next door.

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  • Actors: Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, Niamh Cusack, Ruth McCabe, Ewan Stewart
  • Directors: Aileen Ritchie
  • Writers: Herbie Wave, William Ivory
  • Producers: Mark Huffam, Polly Leys, Uberto Pasolini
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG-13
    Parents Strongly Cautioned
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 10, 2006
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BOH8ZA
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,224 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "American Women" on IMDb

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By A Customer on October 5, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
This is a quaint and charming little comedy about life and love in rural northwestern Ireland. Though it was a fun flick, the question remains how many rural Irish comedies can we watch before the material starts to get stale? The story begins with the single men of this little town complaining that the women are substandard and there are no marriage prospects. After downing far too many pints, they decide to place an advertisement in the Miami Herald to see if they can induce some American women to come to Ireland to the big town dance. When the townswomen get wind of the scheme, they invite some Spanish fishermen to the same dance. The result is a succession of comical situations where everyone makes fools of themselves in anticipation of the big day. The net result of all this is the lesson Dorothy learned when she left Kansas; that when you are looking for your heart's desire, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard.
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.
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By A Customer on December 4, 2003
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One of my all time favorite movies. This is a truly funny film! No matter that it's a familiar theme--the characters are richly developed and endearing, and there are hilarious moments interwoven with poignant ones. I'm trying to find this movie on DVD, as it's also a favorite of my 24 year old daughter. The movie is timeless.
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The Closer You Get- the harder it is to see the things that are staring you in the face- as the boys in this small Irish village find out. No matter where you live- you can relate to what the people of this small village feel (and do). The humor in this movie is light and refreshing. The music is just as fun (I recommend the soundtrack as well). This movie ranks up in my top 10 of the year.
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This Irish story is about a group of men, young and single up to older players, who live in a small seaside village. The men and women are so used to seeing each other on a daily basis that they no longer recognize how beautiful their own women are, so they place an add in an American newspaper for brides. The Irish women plot to wake up the men to what they already have and don't see. The touching moments are real. The funny Irish reasoning and tempers are so good that the watcher forgets about the American women on the way. A very good comedy with a lot of truth mixed in.
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What a gem!! This movie has a little something for all. Usually mom's movies are not watched by the teens, but this movie is the exception. Not just once but several times.

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!
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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 whom you will immediately recognize.
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Absolutely wonderful. Forget the awful cover - this is a clever and delightful movie. The story of a group of men who decide that they should try to put an advertisement in an american paper to bring 'sporty and fit' women to town for possible matrimony is a mix of funny, sweet and even bitter. It was quite well executed.
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Definitely a keeper! I've never been to Ireland, but this story makes you want to know more of it and the folks in the movie. At the end, young Sean (I think that was the character's name) is setting out to see the world... what a great sequel that would make.

As soon as it's available on DVD, I'll buy it.
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