Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG   |    |  Drama, Romance


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Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.


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10 September 2000 | paolobradley1
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| A Successful Version Of The Acclaimed Play
The acclaimed stage play from Brian Friel has been successfully adapted for the screen in this visual treat from Pat O'Connor. The beautiful landscapes of Donegal do not smother the intelligent performances such as from Meryl Streep (Kate Mundy), Catherine McCormack (Christine Mundy) and Rhys Ifans (Gerry Evans). Those critics who have condemned the movie for being simple and about ordinary people seem to miss the point. This is meant to be a simple story about ordinary people - and that is why it is so moving! More importantly though - 'Dancing at Lughnasa' is also entertaining and really deserved better than the mixed reviews on initial release.

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