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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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Jean Butler ...
Renee
Keith McErlean ...
Red
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Clara
Justine Mitchell ...
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Aisling O'Neill ...
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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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There's significance to the title...
14 May 2004 | by (NYC/FL) – See all my reviews

In Dublin Tom, a 40 something literature lecturer, tries it on with any of his female students that are gullible enough. His standard pickup line involves telling them about the reported shortness of a goldfish's memory. Supposedly its only three second which means that as the fish swims around its bowl, by the time it returns to where it started it's all new again and ready for discovery.

It's Irish whimsy like that that help him get into these girl's knickers. Clara, his latest conquest takes it badly when he moves on and she decides to try women. The woman she tries is Angie a newscaster. Meanwhile Angie's best mate is Red, a gay guy who works days as a bicycle messenger. Our cyclist has romantic issues of his own as he becomes smitten with David the hunky but straight bartender whose girlfriend is giving HIM grief...

Yes, it's a light hearted merry-go-round of romantic entanglements and while none of the stories are terribly touching or new, they are passably written and enjoyable. The characters are charming and pleasant to look at if none too deep.

If you liked the lecturer's goldfish line, this movie may be perfect for you. By the time it's over you may be able to start it again having forgotten these light and agreeable but none too memorable story lines.


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