Two Irishmen are heavily in debt and need a lot of money quickly. They come up with the idea to open a Famine theme park.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Good Man (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Michael is a young Irish banker, whose life begins to unravel after causing a stranger's death in an accident. Sifiso is a teenager living in a shack in a Cape Town township, dreaming of ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Harrison
Stars: Aidan Gillen, Thabang Sidloyi, Kelly Campbell
Sensation (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A naive young Irishman starts a relationship with a sexy call girl; and together they hatch a plan to open a brothel using the proceeds from the farm he recently inherited.

Director: Tom Hall
Stars: Domhnall Gleeson, Patrick Ryan, Marie O'Neill
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A couple inherits their family's ancient Italian palazzo where sinister shadows from the past reappear.

Director: Rossella De Venuto
Stars: Fiona Glascott, Kelly Campbell, Federico Castelluccio
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in a world upended by a complete breakdown of society, two couples hide out in a lakeside cabin hoping to survive this crisis.

Director: Conor Horgan
Stars: Ciarán McMenamin, Alex Reid, Rory Keenan
Zonad (2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.

Directors: John Carney, Kieran Carney
Stars: David Murray, Kevin Maher, Donna Dent
Broken IV (2012)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack.

Director: Rufus Norris
Stars: Charlie Booty, Lily James, Tim Roth
Park (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Catherine goes to a local park to meet up with a school friend. The friend is not there, and Catherine spends the morning looking for her, with the help of the elderly park-keeper to whose ... See full summary »

Directors: John Carney, Tom Hall
Stars: Des Nealon, Claudia Terry, Jayne Snow
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Karen and her husband come to Dublin to visit her brother. Tensions arise when there are indications that Karin and her brother may have an incestuous relationship.

Directors: John Carney, Tom Hall
Stars: Michael McElhatton, Jayne Snow, Mark Doherty
Brakes (2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Brakes is an improv-based dark comedy set in London.

Director: Mercedes Grower
Stars: Julian Barratt, Kelly Campbell, Seb Cardinal
The Rafters (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

At an guest house in the Aran islands, two backpackers vie for the affections of a young woman who is haunted by her past.

Director: John Carney
Stars: Marcella Plunkett, Killian Scott, Sean Donegan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Myles
...
Austin
...
Gerard Ring
Don Wycherley ...
Dulally
...
Leonie
...
Joanna Smith
...
Hingerty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nasrin Leahy ...
Eileen
Frankie McCafferty ...
Timmy / Shotgun Man
Sarah McCall ...
Sinead
Eleanor Methven ...
Denise
Helen Norton ...
Secretary
Peter Timmons ...
Thomas
Edit

Storyline

Two Irishmen are heavily in debt and need a lot of money quickly. They come up with the idea to open a Famine theme park.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 July 2009 (Ireland)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very poor.
21 June 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I couldn't work out if the slacker characters in the dreich muddy locations, with a hard and boring job, sleeping in a cold and boring tin hut, being ripped off, with no interesting future in front of them were:

a. a metaphor for me and the rest of the audience

b. having more fun than me and the rest of the audience.

I also worry about the careers of the actors and screen-writer and I hate posting such a negative review, but I feel quite cross about my wasted afternoon.

This was purportedly a dark comedy, but being a bit dull with a couple of gags that raised a mild titter from the audience leaves it short on both counts. There are very mild echoes of Withnail and I, none of Father Ted, and an overall impression that nobody really believed in what they were doing.


11 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who accepted it on EIFF? michuk
Discuss Wide Open Spaces (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?