In the small Irish town of Ballymoran, the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor. The logical conclusion that they come to is that he must be an alien. When the alcoholic rehab escapee awakens, he continues the ruse and passes himself off as Zonad, an alien who has landed on their planet. Life is grand for Zonad as he becomes an instant celebrity who gets free beer, a nice house, and lots and lots of women throwing themselves at him. But when a town resident becomes suspicious and fellow rehab-escapee-turned-alien, Bonad, shows up, Zonad may not be able to continue living the charmed life. Written by
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Zonad might not get the appreciation from the description, but this movie was a pleasant surprise. I thought the reality created by the Carney Brothers was refreshing, lite, and enjoyable. At no point did I want to reject that ignorance and acceptance of the space visitor by the towns people, which is a credit to the writing, direction, and performances.
Janice Byrne enticed at every opportunity as the "precocious" and "sexually-frustrated" Jenny, giving Simon Delaney ample moments to shine in his claimed naivete. Delaney, as Zonad, exceeded all expectations, which there were none, so he gets many exaltations. The minor characters added enough charm and quaint towny-vibe to cause no distrust of them. Bonad's addition was a comic gem, the perfect antagonist for this piece. Donna Dent even sold her flirtatious motherly role very well.
Technically, there was nothing remarkable, but the cocaine induced speed up produce a chuckle along with the song choice.
Overall, nice zany moments, and a comedy worth watching.
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