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Goldfish Memory (2003)

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A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

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Angie
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Larry
Jean Butler ...
Renee
Keith McErlean ...
Red
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ...
Clara
Justine Mitchell ...
Kate
Aisling O'Neill ...
Helen
Peter Gaynor ...
David
Demien McAdam ...
Conzo
Lise Hearns ...
Rosie
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Isolde
Joe Keever ...
Eddie the Cameraman
Britta Smith ...
Mrs. Devine
Niall O'Brien ...
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A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

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Waters of March
24 January 2008 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

This 'little' Irish film takes its title from the reported shortness of a goldfish's memory, which supposedly lasts only three seconds - enough time for it to swim around its bowl, and then its memory starts over again. "Goldfish Memory" could be described as a less pretentious and more natural "Love Actually": an ensemble cast forms a mosaic of love and sex in Dublin. Writer/director Elizabeth Gill discusses gay, lesbian and straight relationships with humor and tenderness, never being heavy-handed or moralistic. She clearly is not concerned about being too deep or serious, but still manages to create some smart dialogue - particularly, a touching scene between Angie (Flora Montgomery), a lesbian reporter, and her best friend Red (Keith McErlean), at the beginning. Damien Rice (who'd become famous for the "Closer" soundtrack one year later - "Cold Water", by the way, was used in this movie first) and Lisa Hannigan singing Brazilian bossas both in English and Portuguese (with a very cute accent) in the soundtrack is a delightful surprise. A great Irish feel good movie. 8.5/10.


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