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The Snapper (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  3 December 1993 (USA)
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of ... See full summary »

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Craig Curley - Rabbitte
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Sonny Curley - Rabbitte
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Jackie O'Keefe
Deirdre O'Brien ...
Mary (as Dierdre O'Brien)
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Yvonne Burgess
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George Burgess
Virginia Cole ...
Doris Burgess
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Pat Burgess
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Set in Ireland, Sharon Curley is a 20 year old living with her parents and many brothers and sisters. When she gets herself pregnant and refuses to name the father, she becomes the talk of the town. Written by Rob Hartill

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She's got a little secret and a lot of explaining to do.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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3 December 1993 (USA)  »

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When Dessie (Colm Meaney) is told that his daughter seems to be going into labor, he yells, "Red alert! Red alert!" - the infamous Star Trek line referring to a heightened state of alert. Meaney starred in two incarnations of Star Trek (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). See more »

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Dessie Curley: [to Kay, after finding nothing to watch on TV] I suppose a ride's out of the question?
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Sweet and touching, and kinda nutty
21 March 2000 | by (Indianapolis) – See all my reviews

"Sequel" to The Commitments in that it follows some of the same characters (as does The Van that follows it), The Snapper is just the cure you might need for Angela's Ashes -- a portrayal of an Irish family that is kooky enough to be interesting, not drowning in abject poverty, and deeply caring for one another. The Curleys are a tad eccentric -- younger brother obsessed with bicycling, a younger sister who paints her face with shaving foam and costumes herself to pretend she is a marching band leader, middle sibs pushing the envelope at every chance -- and eldest sister Sharon, suddenly pregnant and refusing to disclose the name of the father. (pardon the pun.) Ballykissangel fans will recognise this actress as Niahm, the Garda's wife. Colm Meaney gives a beautiful performance as Desi Curley, the dad by turn bewildered and outraged then growing in his acceptance and excitement in the impending appearance of Sharon's baby -- the eponymous little "snapper". Brendan Gleeson also appears as one of Desi's pub chums, with a deft portrayal of a shy and lonely man.

One of my favorite aspects of this film is its un-Hollywood-ness -- everyone looks real. There is no slick, too-pretty feel to this movie. The dialogue is quick, thick with dialect (so listen closely, get the sounds in your ear, or you might miss some fun exchanges!) and funny enough to be real and real enough to be moving. If there is a message to this story (and I think there is!) it might be, "If we love each other, it really will all be ok." I find it to be a touching and uplifting movie.


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