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

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Sean Campion ...
Tom
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Angie
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Larry
Jean Butler ...
Renee
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Red
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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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When it comes to love, there's a first time for everything... See more »

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References Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) See more »

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Performed by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan
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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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