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Watermelon (2003)

Marion Keyes' story about a young woman and her baby, Kate.

Director:

Kieron J. Walsh

Writers:

Colin Bateman (screenplay), Marian Keyes (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Claire Ryan
Brenda Fricker ... Teresa Ryan
Ciarán McMenamin ... Adam Collins
Sean McGinley ... Joe Ryan
Jamie Draven ... James Wearing
Elaine Cassidy ... Anna Ryan
Helen Grace Helen Grace ... Judith
Siocha Quinn Siocha Quinn ... Baby Kate
Des Cave Des Cave ... Chancellor
Sara James Sara James ... Magazine Receptionist
Maria Hayden Maria Hayden ... Woman Downstairs
Pandora Colin Pandora Colin ... London Doctor
Victor Power ... London Hospital Doctor
Derek Devine Derek Devine ... Guy In Bar
Jonathan Byrne ... Waiter
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Marion Keyes' story about a young woman and her baby, Kate.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Naura, Claire, naura! See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Patronising script highlights Friel's lack of talent.
22 April 2003 | by adrianh0001See all my reviews

Anna Friel plays an embarrassingly stupid Dublin girl who jets off to London with her boyfriend for a job that's really just a job interview. The interview ends disastrously, she's dumped by the boyfriend and then, literally, bumps into one of the interviewers who (and who'd have guessed) just happens to fancy her.

Find herself pregnant by her previous boyfriend, she cons the new guy into believing he's the father. As the birth is earlier than expected, he realises what's been going on, walks out on her and she returns to Dublin.

Reconciliation with the father fails when the English boyfriend turns up and it all ends in a highly unbelievable lovey-dovey get-back-together at the airport.

This really is very much a "made-for-ITV" film: catering for the lowest common denominator in their target audience (i.e. try not to make the people think too much about what they're watching).

Friel's Oirish accent is passable and, of course, she gets her clothes off (it must have taken some time to get those nipples peeking out of the bubble bath by just the right amount).

Altogether, don't waste your time watching this if it should ever be repeated.


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