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Circle of Friends (1995)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  15 March 1995 (USA)
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »

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Nan Mahon
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Sean Walsh
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Simon Westward
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Dan Hogan
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Hogan
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Brian Mahon
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Emily Mahon
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Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle ...
Dr. Foley
Marie Mullen ...
Mrs. Foley
Marie Conmee ...
Mrs. Healey
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'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for. Written by Anonymous

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For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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15 March 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Círculo de amigos  »

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£2,120,050 (UK) (16 June 1995)
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Minnie Driver gained 30 pounds for the role of Benny. See more »

Goofs

When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »

Quotes

Jack Foley: You really know who you are, don't you?
Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Well, yes, of course I do.
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utterly disappointing
11 October 2003 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

Having just completed the novel I decided to rent the movie. I knew that it wouldn't compare to the book, but the story was practically unrecognizable. Multi-dimensional characters were simplified (Eve had no spark in the movie, no anger), leaving you with little indication as to what their thoughts and motivations were. I was particulary disappointed to see that the special circumstances surrounding their initial meeting on the first day of university (the motorcycle accident) was completely rewritten in favour of a lack-lustre introduction. But the biggest disappointment was taking a story about friendship and turning it into a romance movie.


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