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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)

R  |   |  Drama  |  15 November 2003 (USA)
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A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.

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Amidst a haze of cigarette smoke and uneaten food, the family of Enda Doyle gathers in Dublin for his wake. A university librarian, poet and rascal, he has left behind a trail of unresolved issues, a dysfunctional family, and a disturbing mystery. Enda's dazed widow, Moya, anxiously prepares for the next day's funeral with her still stuck-at-home, twenty-something daughter Medbh lending a loving hand. Moya's desperation to keep her family together and Medbh's sharp tongue provide the backdrop for the arrival of headstrong older sister Catherine from New York with her handsome but awkward boyfriend Tom in tow. They doubt that London-based Johnny, the angry black sheep brother of the family, will even appear at all. Sorting through boxes of Enda's books, the women discover a cache of self-recorded video diaries that might shed light on who Enda Doyle really was and some of the secrets that he was never able to share with them. At the funeral, the daughters see a distraught young woman ... Written by Anonymous

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Death brings families closer together...or does it? See more »

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Rated R for language including some sexual references
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The only American member of the Irish/English cast, Heather Juergensen, perfected her Irish accent in the high school class of Frank McCourt. See more »

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Featured in O Lucky Malcolm! (2006) See more »

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Stiff, Unrealistic, Pretentious
4 February 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews



Unbelievably poor screen adaption of Joseph O'Connor's play is a candidate for WORST FILM OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Full of cliches, unbelievable situations, cardboard characters. AND SO TOTALLY BORING!!!!!!

Nothing about the situation, the characters, rings true.

In short, don't waste your time.

A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT!


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