Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
In the mid-19th century, a mute woman is sent to New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus (Stephen Rea), an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody (Forest Whitaker), a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by Jude (Miranda Richardson), another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil (Jaye Davidson). Fergus adopts the name "Jimmy" and gets a job as a day laborer. He also starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' IRA background. But there is something about Dil that Fergus doesn't know, either.Written by
Eugene Kim <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Neil Jordan originally intended to title the movie "The Soldier's Wife", but was advised by his friend Stanley Kubrick to change it. Kubrick recommended this change because he believed that films with either religious or military titles usually deterred audiences and were often financial failures (something that Jordan had experienced when his religiously-titled movies The Miracle (1991) and We're No Angels (1989) flopped at the box office). Jordan selected the new title from a 1960s hit British pop song. See more »
During the street assassination scene a sub-machine gun is used to attack officials entering a car; however, despite the wild spray of bullets and several officials on both sides of the car being hit, no glass breaks in any of the windows and there is no indication of any damage to the body of the car. See more »
[playing ring toss at a carnival]
[tosses a ring]
[tosses a ring]
And that. And that is cricket, hon.
[wins a large teddy bear]
Do you want it?
[hands her the teddy bear]
Doesn't matter if you don't. You know I won't be offended. Jody's never offended. What'd you say your name was?
[...] See more »
i saw this film in 2001 and it was indeed a wonderful experience for me because it is such a film that reminds us that how complicated and sensitive our relationship with each other. the main attraction of this film is obviously jaye devidson as"Dil" who played this complicated role beautifully.it is one of the best films i have ever seen.
31 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this