Mickybo and Me (2004)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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This movie tells the story of two boys who become friends at the start of the Troubles in 1970. They share an obsession with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969), with the consequence that they run away to Australia.


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1 November 2005 | searchit
10
| A truly entertaining and well thought out, sensitive film
I watched this film not knowing what to expect... and it was a great surprise!! The story's two main characters, Mickybo and Jonjo, are terrific actors who surely have great careers ahead of them. They play the parts so well anyone would have trouble not identifying with their vivid imagination, excitement and refreshing naivety when they were their age. I also think writer and director, Terry Loane, has manged to incorporate Ireland's troubled history without making it too much a part of the film so as to spoil what is an excellent story in its own right. I am only disappointed, though, that this film has not made much of an impact in the UK. Especially with tag lines stating that this film comes from the makers of Billy Elliott and starring Julie Walters, Adrian Dunbar, Ciaran Hinds and Gina Mckee, I would have thought this film would have been pushed a lot more, however I am sure you will enjoy the film as much as I did!

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Release Date:

25 March 2005

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, France, Ireland

Filming Locations

Tyrella, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$456,150

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