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About Adam (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  19 January 2001 (Ireland)
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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tommy Tiernan ...
Simon
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Laura Owens
Stewart Roche ...
Customer #1
Aoife Maloney ...
Customer #2
Donal Beecher ...
Andy
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Adam
Rosaleen Linehan ...
Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley ...
Alice Owens Rooney
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David Owens
Brendan Dempsey ...
Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley ...
Karen
Kathy Downes ...
Dympna
Mark Smith ...
Roger Gregg ...
Prof. Harry McCormick
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Storyline

A waitress meets personable, attractive Adam and they soon become lovers, then get engaged. Wasting no time, Adam starts an affair with her bookish sister, who knows about the first relationship. Their (none-too-happily) married third sister knows about both these liaisons but is still attracted to Adam. The lad is certainly playing the field, but in their own ways the girls seem to be getting just as much out of the deal as him. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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£86,474 (UK) (19 January 2001)

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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Alice Owens Rooney: [voice over. Alice looking at her baby daughter and thinking] Oh, Jwanie. Why can't you always stay that way? You'd be better off. Nope, it's all ahead of you. You'll grow up, and you'll be beautiful. The fellas will come sniffing around, and sooner or later some fucking eejit will lurch over to you with that look in his eye. And he'll say, "Do you know what you need, love? What you need is a good shag." Oh, it will happen. Believe me. But Jean, you know what really annoying thing is? It might ...
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SISTERS
Written by Irving Berlin
(c) Irving Berlin Music Corp
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Peggy Lee
Courtesy of Universal-MCA Music (UK) Limited
Licensed by kind permission from The Film & TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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The new Oirishry
4 November 2006 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

A lot has changed in Ireland in the last twenty years, and there's little of the old Oirishry on display in this film, which is set instead against a backdrop of posh department stores and stylish cafés. A glib, celebratory tone underpins what commences as a run-of-the-mill romcom, before the plot starts to venture into more unorthodox territory. But the film never really dares to take sides, and a weak conclusion suggests that all the tastier material should be reconsidered just as part of the froth. The result is an odd film, with all the flaws of a feel-good movie, but which doesn't actually make you feel good in the end.


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