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Emotionally devastated by the death of his uncle, Boston carpenter Jack O'Toole (McIntyre) writes a play inspired by the man's wake. When nobody will produce the play, Jack quits his job to produce it himself, imagining that this play will give a new start to the strained relationship Jack has with his father. But the only stage Jack can afford is in the back room of a neighborhood pub. In this humble environment, Jack pulls together a theater company of sorts and brings his story to the stage, and in the process he brings together his family and friends and helps them move beyond their loss. Written by
Masood, Mashhad, IRAN
Written by Coen, Franz, Kelly
Performed by Bleedin Bleedins
Used by Permission of Michael Coen (BMI), Davis Franz (BMI) and Barry Kelly (IMRO)
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It never ceases to amaze me how different people are so different - how anyone could watch this film and say 'its not great' is just beyond me. The story was written by someone who has lived it, and will immediately be recognised by those who have travelled that path. In reading the reviews so far you could be forgiven for thinking that the story was about families, about Boston, about father and son reconciliation (and maybe it is and its me who missed the point). It spoke to me, however, about the leap of faith, the courage and the determination an ordinary mortal needs to become a writer, and how, for a story to be anything more than a fleeting moment among neurons, the writer must become a magnet for good people to join him/her - a messiah of sorts.
There were moments in the film that felt like the final rehearsal before the scene should be shot (when Pete and wife have their first argument springs to mind), but to me that lack of Hollywood gloss just made the whole thing even more real.
If you have anything to do with story-telling, or you have aspirations in that direction, then you will not just enjoy this film, you will benefit from it.
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