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Agnes Browne (1999)

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The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Monks
Niall O'Shea ...
Ciaran Owens ...
Frankie Browne
Roxanna Nic Liam ...
Cathy Browne (as Roxanna Williams)
Carl Power ...
Simon Browne
Mark Power ...
Gareth O'Connor ...
James Lappin ...
Mr. Billy
Arno Chevrier ...
Mr. Aherne
June Rodgers ...
Fat Annie
Winnie the Mackerel


The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ruthless loan shark to make ends meet. She faces her dismal existence by selling fruits and vegetables at an open air market where she spends time with a best friend who gives her encouragement. Wishing to escape her existence, if only for a short time, she dreams of finding enough money to attend an upcoming Tom Jones concert. She realizes her dream by accepting her first date with a French baker. Her kids pool their money so she can buy a new dress. Of course, eventually the family has to face the loan shark, but this is a movie where obstacles are maybe too easily overcome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mammy  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,322 (USA) (3 December 1999)


$140,426 (USA) (17 March 2000)

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Did You Know?


Although a period piece, Anjelica Huston deliberately didn't want to de-age Tom Jones as she wanted his appearance to be a surreal moment in the film. See more »


The movie is set in 1967 but the car that Tom Jones uses at the end of the movie to visit Agnes is a 1971 Lincoln Continental. See more »


Marion Monks: We're here for a good time, not a long time. And having a friend like you is as good as it gets.
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Spin-off Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011) See more »


(It Feels Like) I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Written by Currie, Lonnie Donegan (as Donegan)
Performed by Tom Jones
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A Sweet, Endearing Movie
1 May 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This is definitely a chic-flick, but a very good one. Angelica Huston's Irish accent is absolutely fabulous (her bio says she went to school in Ireland). Angelica and her co-star Marion O'Dwyer bond very well together; I felt like I was glimpsing into a real true-life friendship. There is a very funny scene between the two when they are comparing their romances that is sure to make even the strictest of movie critics crack a smile. And the 7 children that play Angelica Huston's kids are an asset to the movie.

This is an endearing, quality independent film for those of us who love a good drama as well as some good chuckles! I am looking forward to reading the trilogy novels by Brendan O'Carroll--which was the basis of this film.

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