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The Closer You Get (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 September 2000 (UK)
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
Pat Shortt ...
Ollie Doyle
Cathleen Bradley ...
Siobhan
Sean McDonagh ...
Sean Mulligan
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Father Hubert Mallone
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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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This Spring, it isn't how far you search, it's how well you see. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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8 September 2000 (UK)  »

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American Women  »

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$43,307 (USA) (25 February 2000)

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$221,898 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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In the bar scene just before the dance, the symbols on the slot machine Kieran is playing change even though he isn't actually playing it at that time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Kieran O'Donnell: I'm not an alcoholic! I can drink at home!
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References Saint Joan (1957) See more »

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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Written by Charlie Reid & Craig Reid (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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