Interlocking interviews of 4 women interred in various Magdalene asylums and/or orphanages because of out-of-wedlock pregancies, being sexually assaulted, or just being "too pretty" (believe it or not).
Three teenage brothers, gang-member Bobby, troubled mama's boy Alan and self-assured prankster Lex, reside in a downtrodden section of Glasgow, Scotland, circa 1968. But while Bobby and ... See full summary »
A young sailor falls in love with a mysterious woman, performing as a mermaid at the local carnival. He soon comes to suspect the girl might be a real mermaid, who draws men to a watery death during the full moon.
The two brothers Treat and Philip lived alone since they were kids. Interdependent they dwell in a loft house and live on little thefts, until an aging minor criminal moves in with them and takes over the role of a father.
Alan J. Pakula
Having recently seen 'My name is Joe' I was looking forward to Peter Mullin's directorial debut but this movie disappoints. What is the point of this movie? If it's a comedy then it's not very funny (but it has one brilliant scene). It's difficult at times to work out what's meant to be funny and what's meant to be serious. If it's a social commentary then it fails to impart a coherent message. The lasting impression is that Glasgow is a bleak and violent city (as if we didn't know this). The acting varied from very good (most of the main characters were well played) to amateurish (several bit parts were badly acted). I left the theatre promising to write this review quickly before I forgot what the movie was about. I gave it 6/10. Go see it on a rainy afternoon in Glasgow.
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