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About Adam (2000)

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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
Alan Maher ...
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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Release Date:

19 January 2001 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Todo sobre Adam  »

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Opening Weekend:

$33,300 (USA) (11 May 2001)

Gross:

$151,559 (USA) (25 May 2001)
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[Lucy brings Adam over to meet the family for the first time and Laura watches them enter from the corner]
Laura Owens: [voice over] Lucy said he was shy. He doesn't look shy to me. Why does she always delude herself? Oh, poor mum. So many boyfriends and she tries so hard to like them all. Even Martin. Well, she suffers him for Alice's sake. Whatever else I do, I won't make that mistake. Whatever else I do, nothing basically. Right, be nice.
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THE MAN I LOVE
Written by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
(c) Chappell & Co/New World Music Ltd/WB Music Corp.
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Kate Hudson
Piano: Donal Beecher
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Impressive - Quality & Entertaining Show!
20 January 2001 | by (Cork, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I plodded toward the multiplex against my will, my girlfriend dragging me along as we went. '...but whyyy???' I moaned. 'Shut up with ya, we're going to see it, ya big ejit!' my girlfriend snapped. My reluctance to see 'About Adam' was based on previous experiences of experiencing Irish-made films, they were all the same - poor little, thatched cottage family living in repressed little ol' Ireland in the midst of poverty - boring! However, I actually really enjoyed 'About Adam' - with proper distribution and promotion - this could be a huge hit across Europe and the USA. 'About Adam', for a thankful change, shows Ireland how it really is - modern, stylish and prosperous. The people in the film aren't weeping throughout the entire film because their potato patch is unproductive, they are just like ordinary, modern Irish people - well, we don't all go sh**ging our fiance's entire family - but other than that it's real. The film is very witty and entertaining, if only a little slow at some parts. Kate Hudson has a surprisingly good Irish accent and Stuart Townsend is a well-cast star with a bright film throughout the film industry, here and abroad. 'About Adam' is a very positive and encouraging leap forward for the Irish film industry and is an example of how more Irish films should be made in the future - we're sick of dwelling in the past - it's the positive present and bright future people want to see. 'About Adam' bears more of a resemblance to 'American Pie' and 'Road Trip' than to 'The Field' and other such films. All in all, a good show. I encourage all, European, American, Australian etc, to see this film - not just because I'm Irish, but because it is a genuinely enjoyable, funny movie.


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