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Goldfish Memory (2003)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 5 September 2003 (Ireland)
A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

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Liz Gill

Writer:

Liz Gill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Campion ... Tom
Flora Montgomery ... Angie
Stuart Graham ... Larry
Jean Butler Jean Butler ... Renee
Keith McErlean ... Red
Fiona O'Shaughnessy Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Clara
Justine Mitchell Justine Mitchell ... Kate
Aisling O'Neill Aisling O'Neill ... Helen
Peter Gaynor Peter Gaynor ... David
Demien McAdam Demien McAdam ... Conzo
Lise Hearns Lise Hearns ... Rosie
Fiona Glascott ... Isolde
Joe Keever Joe Keever ... Eddie the Cameraman
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs. Devine
Niall O'Brien Niall O'Brien ... Taxi Driver
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A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

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When it comes to love, there's a first time for everything... See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Apisties See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Production Co:

Goldfish Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Once I Loved
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (uncredited) and lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes (uncredited)
Performed by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan
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There's significance to the title...
14 May 2004 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

In Dublin Tom, a 40 something literature lecturer, tries it on with any of his female students that are gullible enough. His standard pickup line involves telling them about the reported shortness of a goldfish's memory. Supposedly its only three second which means that as the fish swims around its bowl, by the time it returns to where it started it's all new again and ready for discovery.

It's Irish whimsy like that that help him get into these girl's knickers. Clara, his latest conquest takes it badly when he moves on and she decides to try women. The woman she tries is Angie a newscaster. Meanwhile Angie's best mate is Red, a gay guy who works days as a bicycle messenger. Our cyclist has romantic issues of his own as he becomes smitten with David the hunky but straight bartender whose girlfriend is giving HIM grief...

Yes, it's a light hearted merry-go-round of romantic entanglements and while none of the stories are terribly touching or new, they are passably written and enjoyable. The characters are charming and pleasant to look at if none too deep.

If you liked the lecturer's goldfish line, this movie may be perfect for you. By the time it's over you may be able to start it again having forgotten these light and agreeable but none too memorable story lines.


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