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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)

R | | Drama | 15 November 2003 (USA)
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A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.

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Tamar Simon Hoffs

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Tamar Simon Hoffs (story), Joseph O'Connor (play) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Malcolm McDowell ... Enda Doyle
Olivia Tracey ... Moya Doyle
Heather Juergensen ... Medbh Doyle
Max Beesley ... Johnny Doyle
Greg Ellis ... Tom Ivres
Susan Lynch ... Catherine Doyle
Catherine Farrell ... Helen
Sean Lawlor ... Prof. Thompson
Robert Easton ... Old Geezer
Aubrey Morris ... Father Morton
Arie Verveen ... Doc
Timothy V. Murphy ... Eamonn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zola Glassman Zola Glassman ... Young Medbh
Kathryn Joosten ... Nurse
Lou Mulford ... Neighbor Woman
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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Death brings families closer together...or does it? See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including some sexual references
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Culver City, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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The only American member of the Irish/English cast, Heather Juergensen, perfected her Irish accent in the high school class of Frank McCourt. See more »

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Drunken Lullabies
Performed by Flogging Molly
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Surprised this is not rated much higher
23 June 2009 | by offdwallnotdrackSee all my reviews

I love dysfunctional family dramas, but only when they're done well. Many are not, simply because I don't buy the fact that it's a real family and they never seem to have that natural family connection and it just never sells me. Maybe it's because I'm European myself, and can relate to this kinda family more, but I bought this hook, line and sinker. The acting was amazing, and the banter between siblings was so spot on, I was really impressed. It felt like the director really put care and love into this project. It's not a mind blowing piece of cinema, but it's definitely a heartfelt and actually pretty fun movie. It's definitely worth a watch, oh and it has a great soundtrack! Flogging Molly FTW!


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