PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Music
A boy growing up in Dublin during the 1980s escapes his strained family life by starting a band to impress the mysterious girl he likes.
Originally, the characters, Larry and Garry (the bass player and drummer) were going to be played by twins.
You want to have actual sexual intercourse, right?
Conor: Yeah. What, what?
Brendan: The girl. It's all about the girl, isn't it?
Conor: Yeah, the girl, yeah.
Brendan: And you're gonna use somebody else's art to get her? Are you kidding?
When the Lawlor family watches the "Rio" music video, Ann asks Brendan "Who is that guitarist" (John Taylor). Brendan responds he is cute, and teases her, but says John Taylor is a bassist, not a guitarist. The video does not show either instrument, and since Ann had never heard of Duran Duran, it is impossible for her to know that he is a guitarist, or a bassist, or whatever.
One of the disclaimers in the closing credits: "This is a period film. Synge Street School, like much of Ireland, was a very different place in the 1980's [sic] than it is now. Today Synge Street School is a progressive, multi-cultural school with an excellent academic record and a committed staff of teachers."
English, French, Latin
$63,573 (USA) (17 April 2016)
$3,233,839 (USA) (22 July 2016)
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