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A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

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Brendan
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Marie Mullen ...
Mother
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Nuala
Don Wycherley ...
Niall
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Edgar
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Siobhan
Barry Cassin ...
Headmaster
Niall O'Brien ...
Judge
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Lynn
Ali White ...
Mary
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Jack Lynch ...
Conductor
Dr. Stewart ...
Himself
Robert O'Neill ...
Dylan
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A teacher meets a woman who turns out to be a thief and they introduce each other to new things.

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His heart wasn't all she stole . . .

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9 March 2001 (Ireland)  »

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£139,195 (UK) (9 March 2001)

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ESP 13,749,276 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The school scenes were filmed in Blackrock College, Dublin, Kieron J. Walsh's old school. Walsh was not permitted to use the actual school crest in the film, so the dove and lion were flipped in their positions and the real motto, "Fides et robur" (Faith and Strength), was replaced by "C'era una volta il Ociente" (Once Upon a Time In The West). See more »

Quotes

Trudy: Ah come on, Brendan, sing us Penis Angelicus.
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Written by Kent Brainerd and Dr. Stewart
Performed by Dr. Stewart
Produced by Kent Brainerd
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This is a better date movie than most of the stuff out there right now.
12 May 2002 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

With all of the other forgettable romantic comedies being marketed in America right now, it's about time a little Irish indie film comes along and shows Hollywood how it should be done. It's about a schoolteacher named Brendan (Peter McDonald from `The Opportunists') who falls for a mysterious Montessori teacher named (can you guess…?) Trudy (the virtually unknown Flora Montgomery), who turns his normal life of hymns and film upside down in an `opposites attract' themed film. The difference between this and the similar `Sweet November' is that the characters are interesting and likeable, and bounce off of each other unlike Charlize Theron and that block-of-wood-of-an-actor Keanu Reeves. The script, written by Roddy Doyle (`The Commitments'), is beautifully sprinkled by re-enactments of scenes from classic films like `Sunset Boulevard', that give the Brendan's passion for cinema a little believability. Also, his singing throughout (don't worry…it's not a musical!) fleshes out his passion for the hymns he sings in his choir. They meet at a pub and while Brendan tries to introduce her to film and family, Trudy leads him into her world of wild parties and crime, which has a serious effect of his teaching ability. Apparently, director Kieron J. Walsh had to fight to secure McDonald and Montgomery in the lead roles, as they lack star power, but it looks as though it turned out to be a good move. While it will never surpass the popularity of, say, `When Harry Met Sally', it will be remembered by true movie lovers a little better than it saccharine-coated competitors.


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