Based on true events: Noah Melville (Malcolm McDowell), a popular college professor and confirmed sensualist, provides scholarships for gorgeous college girls through an escort service, ... See full summary »
Molly, Val and Gina are graduating college, but on their final night, frustrations are aired. Molly is still looking for real love and Val is beginning to doubt if that is what she's found.... See full summary »
One night, an unusual stranger in need asks a woman living alone in a house in the woods if he can use her phone. It soon becomes clear that they're playing a strange mind game and that there's something very wrong about the woods.
Amidst a haze of cigarette smoke and uneaten food, the family of Enda Doyle gathers in Dublin for his wake. A university librarian, poet and rascal, he has left behind a trail of unresolved issues, a dysfunctional family, and a disturbing mystery. Enda's dazed widow, Moya, anxiously prepares for the next day's funeral with her still stuck-at-home, twenty-something daughter Medbh lending a loving hand. Moya's desperation to keep her family together and Medbh's sharp tongue provide the backdrop for the arrival of headstrong older sister Catherine from New York with her handsome but awkward boyfriend Tom in tow. They doubt that London-based Johnny, the angry black sheep brother of the family, will even appear at all. Sorting through boxes of Enda's books, the women discover a cache of self-recorded video diaries that might shed light on who Enda Doyle really was and some of the secrets that he was never able to share with them. At the funeral, the daughters see a distraught young woman ...Written by
I would just like to reply to the previous negative comment that was made about this film. I happen to love Malcolm McDowell and I think this film is one of his best works, not stiff and pretentious at all. I think it was a great adaptation to Joseph O'Conner's play, which I also happened to see a few years ago when I lived in Boston. I was able to relate to the plot a lot because I come from a family, although not Irish, that is dysfunctional in a way as well. I think others have a good opportunity to relate to this film too because it is full of genuine emotion. There was also a good number of Flogging Molly songs which was really enjoyable to hear especially in the dancing scene in the family's backyard.
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