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Rat (2000)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Family  |  6 October 2000 (Ireland)
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A woman becomes furious when her husband arrives home from the local pub and turns into a rat.

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Conchita Flynn
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Pius Flynn
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Hubert Flynn
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Dublin deliveryman Hubert Flynn feels peaked. Home from the pub, he lies down; while his nagging wife Conchita looks on, he turns into a rat. She's chafed at how inconsiderate he is: hardly touching his food the next morning and leaving droppings on the good doilies. With curiosity seekers outside the flat and a writer at the door offering to help Conchita turn her story into a book, she calls a family meeting. Her seminary-bound son Pius wants to kill the rat; other family members are ambivalent. They opt to hurl Hubert over the fence of a maggot farm. Christmas approaches; an exorcism is in the cards, and the book becomes the Holy Grail. What of Hubert's conversion? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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He might eat maggots and live in a cage but he's still our Dad


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$1,815 (USA) (27 April 2001)

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$2,501 (USA) (4 May 2001)
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[first lines]
Hubert: Seventy years ago, me grandfather, Hubert Flynn Foster, set out from his home in the County Wexford, and joining north over the hills and valleys of Whitlock, until he came to Dublin City.
Hubert: I remember once, when I was a chiseler, he caught me whittlin' up against the wall. And he told me if I behaved like a dog, I might turn into a dog. And then he was off on one of his old yarns about people he knew that turned into goats and weasels. Of course we ran afoul, he said, of more than ...
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Definately a heartwarming tale.
18 November 2001 | by (Cedar Falls, IA) – See all my reviews

Love every minute of it. Perhaps a little too irish in the dialect but awesome in story telling. Despite the fact there is an A** in here, kids should have no problem with it. It's so weird that it tells it as if this is all normal. Gee so your father turned into a rat. Something normal for ye.

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Quality: 10/10 (kicka** camera shots) Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 10/10


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