Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Irish Movie recommendations from a French Canadian

Changing it up a bit.  Here’s two Irish movies I recommend. 

The first stars Brendan Gleeson, who I argue is a brilliant actor (any comments?).  It’s dark and not at all action-packed but the performances and the story are great.  A kid grows up in a Boston Irish family, plays ball, works at a Italian restaurant, basic stuff here.  Plus you have to respect movies where the lead watches Red Sox games.


The second has better action and takes place in Ireland.  The story of a kid who straddles the Protestant-Catholic line during the war.  Side character Ben Kingsley is very cool in a role where you completely forget he was Ghandi.  If you enjoyed The Commitments but need something more meaty like Three Kings, you’ll like this film.


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