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The Closer You Get (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  8 September 2000 (UK)
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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and ... See full summary »

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Kieran O'Donnell
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Ian O'Donnell
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Kate O'Leary
Ruth McCabe ...
Mary Mulligan
Ewan Stewart ...
Pat O'Leary
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Ollie Doyle
Cathleen Bradley ...
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Sean McDonagh ...
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Father Hubert Mallone
Maureen O'Brien ...
Dollie Doyle
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Giovanni
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Duncannon
Joan Sheehy ...
Joan
Patricia Martin ...
Mrs. Lock
Dessie Gallagher ...
Mickey
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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and it sharpens everyone's sense of the opportunities for happiness already at hand. Kate, a publican with a young daughter, is separating from her husband and catches the eye of a bachelor sheep farmer. Kieran the butcher realizes that his assistant Siobhan is comely, and then he discovers she's fiery as well. Ollie sends off for Dutch skin magazines that the village postmistress won't release to him. The men, and women, find counsel in their movie-loving priest. Will anyone answer the ad? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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$43,307 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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ESP 63,243,621 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Ollie sets his tool chest down outside Mary's store. Then he picks it up and opens the door to enter. The next shot - from inside - shows him entering without the chest. The chest is not seen again. See more »

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Kieran O'Donnell: I'm not an alcoholic! I can drink at home!
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References The Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid & Craig Reid (III)' (as Charles and Craig Reid)
Performed by The Proclaimers
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
(p)1988 Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Limited
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Minor Entertainment
27 May 2002 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

There is nothing spectacular in this small movie. In a small Irish village, the guys try to break the limits of their boredom and celibacy, by putting an ad for brides in an American paper. While the American brides almost never show up, the boys learn a few lessons in life, and especially that happiness might be at much closer reach than it appears. No surprises, good acting, discrete humor, there is nothing unpleasant in this film. This is minor entertainment, but by no means a film to avoid.


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