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The Closer You Get (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 September 2000 (UK)
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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kieran O'Donnell
... Ian O'Donnell
... Kate O'Leary
... Mary Mulligan
... Pat O'Leary
Pat Shortt ... Ollie Doyle
Cathleen Bradley ... Siobhan
Sean McDonagh ... Sean Mulligan
Risteard Cooper ... Father Hubert Mallone
... Dollie Doyle
... Giovanni
Britta Smith ... Mrs. Duncannon
Joan Sheehy ... Joan
Patricia Martin ... Mrs. Lock
Dessie Gallagher ... Mickey
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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and it sharpens everyone's sense of the opportunities for happiness already at hand. Kate, a publican with a young daughter, is separating from her husband and catches the eye of a bachelor sheep farmer. Kieran the butcher realizes that his assistant Siobhan is comely, and then he discovers she's fiery as well. Ollie sends off for Dutch skin magazines that the village postmistress won't release to him. The men, and women, find counsel in their movie-loving priest. Will anyone answer the ad? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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This Spring, it isn't how far you search, it's how well you see. See more »

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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8 September 2000 (UK)  »

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American Women  »

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£101,051 (United Kingdom), 10 September 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,307, 27 February 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$221,898, 2 April 2000
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In the bar scene just before the dance, the symbols on the slot machine Kieran is playing change even though he isn't actually playing it at that time. See more »

Goofs

Ollie sets his tool chest down outside Mary's store. Then he picks it up and opens the door to enter. The next shot - from inside - shows him entering without the chest. The chest is not seen again. See more »

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Kieran O'Donnell: I'm not an alcoholic! I can drink at home!
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References Saint Joan (1957) See more »

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I Get The Sweetest Feeling
Written by Van McCoy & Carolyn Alicia Evelyn
Performed by Jackie Wilson
Published by Alley Music Corp.
(c)1988 Van McCoy Music/TM Music, Inc. administered by Carlin Music
Courtesy of Brunswick Record Corporation
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Delightfully Irish
12 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully sensitive and human film, well scripted, well acted, superbly directed. And so what if the women come out as the winners. It's a delightful story of sexual awakening, done in a charming, cheeky Irish style. Provocative yet tasteful. Funny yet serious. One of those rare films in which everything works!


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