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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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Cast

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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
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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It's hard to see what's right in front of your eyes when there's so much more to look at. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$221,898 (USA) (31 March 2000)
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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

Siobhan: For 90% of a given day, you're adjustin' your bollocks... scratchin' your bollocks... or otherwise playin' with your bollocks!
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References The Song of Bernadette (1943) See more »

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It's Easy To Say
Written by Henry Mancini & R. Wells
(c)Warner Bros. Music Corp/Hollywood Music, a division of Henry Mancini Enterprises Inc.
Used by permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
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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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