6.6/10
7,511
50 user 24 critic

Circle of Friends (1995)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 7 April 1995 (USA)
Trailer
2:22 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ... See full summary »

Director:

Pat O'Connor

Writers:

Andrew Davies (screenplay), Maeve Binchy (novel)
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man returns home with his bride-to-be, an actress, who turns out to be the sister of his family's maid.

Director: Eric Styles
Stars: Julie Andrews, Edward Atterton, William Baldwin
Hope Springs (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Colin's a sad-eyed British artist holed up in a rundown hotel in small-town Vermont after being dumped by his fiancée. The hotel owner plays matchmaker and introduces him to a local girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Herman
Stars: Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Mary Steenburgen
The Governess (1998)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family ... See full summary »

Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Stars: Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson, Florence Hoath
Playmaker (1994)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A would-be actress uncovers horrifying files on other starlets.

Director: Yuri Zeltser
Stars: Colin Firth, Jennifer Rubin, John Getz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schwabach
Stars: Colin Firth, Nia Long, Dan Lett
Wings of Fame (1990)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A famous movie actor (Peter O'Toole) claims that he has written a book. As result, a real author, not a very well known writer, vengenfully kills him but then dies as a result of an ... See full summary »

Director: Otakar Votocek
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Colin Firth, Marie Trintignant
Donovan Quick (TV Movie 2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Retelling of the Don Quixote story set in present day Scotland. Donovan Quick comes to the rescue of Lucy, the mainstay of the dysfunctional Pannick family.

Director: David Blair
Stars: Colin Firth, Katy Murphy, David O'Hara
Fourplay (2001)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Set in London, the film follows the intertwining relationships of two couples, who spend much of their time together, both when working and in private.

Director: Mike Binder
Stars: Mike Binder, Colin Firth, Mariel Hemingway
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.

Director: Oliver Parker
Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor
The Advocate (1993)
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In medieval France, young lawyer Richard Courtois leaves Paris for the simpler life in the country. However, he is soon drawn into amorous and political intrigues. At the same time, he is ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Megahey
Stars: Colin Firth, Amina Annabi, Jim Carter
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate headed up by a strong disciplinarian, her daughter, her inventor husband, their ten year old son, and his ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson
Stars: Colin Firth, Rosemary Harris, Irène Jacob
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris O'Donnell ... Jack
Minnie Driver ... Benny
Geraldine O'Rawe ... Eve
Saffron Burrows ... Nan
Alan Cumming ... Sean
Colin Firth ... Simon Westward
Aidan Gillen ... Aidan
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Dan Hogan
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs Hogan
John Kavanagh ... Brian Mahon
Ruth McCabe ... Emily Mahon
Ciarán Hinds ... Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle ... Dr. Foley
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Mrs Foley
Marie Conmee Marie Conmee ... Mrs Healey
Edit

Storyline

'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Ireland | USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Círculo de amigos See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$23,397,365
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

To make Chris O'Donnell appear to be much taller than Minnie Driver than he really is, she had to walk in a ditch when they were filming the scene of their stroll in Knockglen. See more »

Goofs

When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: When all this started, all our families have lived in Knockglen for as long as anybody could remember. And in Ireland people have very long memories.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Grosse Pointe: Devil in a Blue Dress (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Sammy Fain
Performed by Long John Jump Band
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Sweet and refreshing
5 December 2000 | by witchy_macSee all my reviews

This is the first movie I ever saw with Minnie Driver, and I loved how the director made her get porked up for the role. We were meant to see the inner beauty of Benny, of course, but also to see that occasional external loveliness that can come through in her purely emotional situations.

Of course, I thought Nan was acting rather like a whore when she bedded Jack for all the wrong reasons, just as the audience was meant to despise such an act. As a whole, my emotions were pulled in all the right directions, so kudos to the directing crew!

A story of love, friendship, curiosity, betrayal, and forgiveness that hits all the right chords.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed