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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 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
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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 »
When Agnes Browne is having the cucumber slices removed from her face we see her friends laughing. One female friend is seen laughing wearing glasses and immediately again wearing no glasses. See more »
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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Hope and humor brighten working-class Ireland in the 60's!
I thoroughly enjoyed this directorial effort by Angelica Huston. Her acting, as well as that of the actress who plays Marion Monks, was outstanding.
Left a widow with seven children, Agnes Browne, is undaunted in her spunk and determination to rise above adversity. Agnes' best friend nearly steals the movie with her believable, heartwarming performance as the down-to-earth, pungently irreverent, Marion Monks.
The children, (all seven of them) never seem like actors. The French baker next door also adds flavor as the love interest.
Working-class Ireland in the poor section is seen realistically but with much more kindness and hope than Frank McCourt's world of Angela's Ashes.
Excellent and underrated film--highly recommended.
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