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Gerard Stembridge (written by)
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Release Date:
19 January 2001 (Ireland) See more »
He came. He saw. He conquered. One sister at a time.
A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tommy Tiernan ... Simon

Kate Hudson ... Lucy Owens

Frances O'Connor ... Laura Owens
Stewart Roche ... Customer #1
Aoife Maloney ... Customer #2
Donal Beecher ... Andy

Stuart Townsend ... Adam
Rosaleen Linehan ... Peggy Owens
Charlotte Bradley ... Alice Rooney

Alan Maher ... David Owens
Brendan Dempsey ... Martin Rooney
Cathleen Bradley ... Karen
Kathy Downes ... Dympna
Mark Smith ... Dracula
Roger Gregg ... Professor Harry McCormick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Cotrulia ... Lucy's Ex-boyfriend (uncredited)

Shay Dunphy ... Voice actor (uncredited)

Directed by
Gerard Stembridge 
Writing credits
Gerard Stembridge (written by)

Tommy Tiernan (stand-up material written by)

Produced by
Mary Alleguen .... line producer
David Aukin .... executive producer
Anna J. Devlin .... producer
Marina Hughes .... producer
Trea Leventhal .... executive producer
Rod Stoneman .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adrian Johnston 
Cinematography by
Bruno de Keyzer 
Film Editing by
Mary Finlay 
Casting by
John Hubbard 
Ros Hubbard 
Laura Rosenthal 
Production Design by
Fiona Daly 
Art Direction by
Susie Cullen 
Costume Design by
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh 
Makeup Department
Orla Carrol .... hair stylist
Fiona Connon .... key makeup artist
Barbara Conway .... assistant makeup artist
Lorraine Glynn .... assistant hair stylist
Sam Joseph .... makeup artist
Marion O'Toole .... hair stylist
Maureen Smith .... hair stylist
Production Management
Joanie Blaikie .... executive in charge of production
Mary Casey .... post-production supervisor
Maggie Mooney .... production manager
Geoffrey Paget .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Donnacha Brady .... trainee assistant director
Mary Gough .... assistant director
Luke Johnston .... assistant director
Alex Jones .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... assistant director
Art Department
Max Aifa .... props
Russ Bailey .... construction manager
Tony Boston .... props
Christina Brosnan .... property master
Deirdre Byrne .... props
Bronwyn Clohissey-Boyd .... painter
John Connon .... carpenter daily
Colman Corish .... assistant art director
Manus Daly .... supervising carpenter
Joe Gaynor .... stand-by painter
Tony Kelly .... stagehand
Gerard Lanigan .... dressing props
David Marsh .... trainee dressing props
James McGetrick .... prop storeman
Owen Murnane .... master painter
Larry O'Toole .... stand-by carpenter
Sheelagh Power .... property buyer
Olivia Quigley .... trainee props
Joe Swaine .... carpenter
Brian Thompson .... construction runaround
Jil Turner .... assistant property buyer
Edmund Walsh .... trainee art director
Noel Walsh .... stand-by props
Sound Department
Jose R. Castellon .... adr recordist
Alan Collins .... sound facility engineer: ardmore sound
Michelle Cunniffe .... adr recordist
Patrick Drummond .... supervising sound editor
Susan Fairbairn .... assistant sound editor
Susan Fairbairn .... foley assistant
John Fitzgerald .... adr mixer
John Fitzgerald .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Gaines .... machine room operator
Dave Harris .... sound trainee
Goro Koyama .... foley artist
Anthony Litton .... sound effects editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Ron Malligers .... foley mixer (as Ron Mallegers)
Marino Marolini .... assistant sound editor
Noel Quinn .... boom operator
Leslie Shatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Jon Stevenson .... adr editor
Annette Stone .... foley editor
Andrew Tay .... foley mixer
Karl Travers .... sound trainee
Richard Welsh .... dolby sound consultant
Simon J. Willis .... sound
Rebecca Wright .... foley assistant
Sharon Zupancic .... foley artist
Dan Edelstein .... supervising sound editor: US release (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
Marty Kelly .... special effects technician
Brendan Walsh .... special effects
Laura Fox .... stunts
Eamon A. Kelly .... stunt coordinator
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt safety
Donal O'Farrell .... water safety
Camera and Electrical Department
John Conroy .... assistant camera
John Conroy .... focus puller
Seamus Corcoran .... camera operator
Tony Devlin .... gaffer
Richie Egan .... crane grip
Martin Holland .... best boy electric
Roger Kenney .... camera trainee (as Roger Kenny)
Michael McGrath .... still photographer
Philip McKeon .... clapper loader
Peter O'Toole .... generator operator
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
David Rist .... grip
Fionn Seavers .... video assist operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary Maguire .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Emma Charleton .... wardrobe trainee
Judith Devlin .... wardrobe assistant
Ger Scully .... wardrobe supervisor
Judith Williams .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Alan Duffy .... second second assistant editor
Declan McGrath .... first assistant editor
Anna Maria O'Flanagan .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Niall Acott .... music recording engineer
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
Terry Davies .... conductor
Isobel Griffiths .... music contractor
Colin Rae .... music preparation
Jon Stevenson .... music editor
Transportation Department
John Kavanagh .... transportation captain
Other crew
Kate Bowe .... unit publicist
Yvonne Burke .... assistant production coordinator
Fionnuala Dorney .... accounting assistant
Jerome Franc .... utility stand-in
Gerry Grennell .... dialogue coach
Kieran Hennessy .... location manager
Richard Matthews .... production trainee
Suzanne McAuley .... assistant accountant
Jeanette McGrath .... trainee script supervisor
Rob Quigley .... production accountant
Pat Rambaut .... script supervisor
Rachel Smith .... production coordinator

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Rated R for language and sexuality
97 min | USA:105 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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[Adam, Lucy and Lucy's mother are all driving in Adam jaguar after taking a hike in a park]
Peggy Owens:I could get used to this car. Did you tell her the story, by the way?
Adam:No, I didn't.
Lucy Owens:What?
Peggy Owens:All the interesting things you find out when you're out on a mountain stroll.
Lucy Owens:Tell me what?
Peggy Owens:Can we tell her? A very simple lovely story. Even though he was very young when his mummy and daddy died, Adam always remembered, as a little fella, that when they went for walks they used to pass by this big fancy car sales place and his dad had a big thing about this particular car, a Jaguar.
Adam:"Just look at that Jag," he'd say. I thought it must be the most wonderful thing in the world.
Peggy Owens:His dad was always promising his mum that when they had a bit of money to splash out, that he'd buy her one. Do you know what this little beauty did? Years after, when he turned eighteen and got the bit of money that was left to him he used it all to buy this car to remember them by.
Lucy Owens:Adam, why didn't you tell me? Hmm?
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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
A smart, funny comedy, 9 June 2005
Author: hall895 from New Jersey

About Adam received new life after Kate Hudson became almost famous. But while Hudson plays a key role this film is, quite literally, about Adam, as played wonderfully by Stuart Townsend. The film begins with young Irish singing waitress Lucy, as played by Hudson with an Irish accent that comes and goes, meeting the mysterious Adam. She immediately falls for him and their new romance proceeds happily along. Lucy brings Adam home to meet the family and here things get turned on their head. After seeing the story play out from Lucy's perspective we go back and revisit the same time period from different points of view, those of Lucy's two sisters and brother. It soon becomes apparent that Adam is not quite what he seems and that he has become much closer to Lucy's family than she would ever believe.

Frances O'Connor as the quiet, bookish Laura and Charlotte Bradley as the unhappily married Alice will each strike up their own serious relationship with Adam. As we see each of the sisters' stories unfold it puts a new spin on all that we have seen before. Even Lucy's brother finds himself oddly attracted to Adam while Lucy floats along completely oblivious to all that is swirling around her. Each of the key roles is performed well and enough time is given to allow us to explore the motivations of each of these characters. If we didn't really get to know these people and what drives them, everyone involved could come off rather badly, especially Townsend's Adam. But the director makes each character sympathetic enough and it all ties together very well.

A clever script, mostly terrific acting, intriguing characters, wonderful Irish scenery and a very smart plot device that adds a unique twist to everything...About Adam has a lot going for it. It's a smart, funny, enjoyable ride.

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