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Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
'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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'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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Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
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7 April 1995 (USA)  »

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Círculo de amigos  »

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$23,397,365 (USA)
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Trivia

Minnie Driver's feature film debut. See more »

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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 »

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Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: When all this started, all our families have lived in Knockglen for as long as anybody could remember. And in Ireland people have very long memories.
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Referenced in Bunheads: Take the Vicuna (2013) See more »

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Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Hu-Wai)
Written by Johnny Noble and Prince Leleiohoku
English lyrics by Ralph Freed
Performed by Long John Jump Band
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Sweet and refreshing
5 December 2000 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the first movie I ever saw with Minnie Driver, and I loved how the director made her get porked up for the role. We were meant to see the inner beauty of Benny, of course, but also to see that occasional external loveliness that can come through in her purely emotional situations.

Of course, I thought Nan was acting rather like a whore when she bedded Jack for all the wrong reasons, just as the audience was meant to despise such an act. As a whole, my emotions were pulled in all the right directions, so kudos to the directing crew!

A story of love, friendship, curiosity, betrayal, and forgiveness that hits all the right chords.


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