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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
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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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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$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

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 Ten Commandments (1956) See more »

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A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd.
Courtesy of The Verve Group
By kind permission of The Film and TV Licensing Division / part of the Universal Music Group
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An history about ordinary people
10 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie represents the reality of the villages in Ireland. A reality that is very similar to my country, Galicia, the northwest part of Spain and a land that, surprisingly, is very similar in nature to Ireland.

The movie talks about the ambitions and hopes of ordinary people in a village and the idea to go abroad and know the world. But the hopes are most of the times unrealistic and your dreams don´t let you see that what you have closer is what you need.

May be the worst part is the very typical representation of the Spanish sailors (singing "flamenco" with guitars). Most of the sailors of Spain are from the north, a part in which the popular music is not based in the famous "flamenco".


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