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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

Director:

Liz Gill

Writer:

Liz Gill
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Campion Sean Campion ... Tom
Flora Montgomery ... Angie
Stuart Graham ... Larry
Jean Butler Jean Butler ... Renee
Keith McErlean ... Red
Fiona O'Shaughnessy ... Clara
Justine Mitchell ... Kate
Aisling O'Neill Aisling O'Neill ... Helen
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 ... 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Desafinado
Music by Antonio Carlos Jobim (uncredited) and lyrics by Newton Mendonca (uncredited)
Performed by Damien Rice and Lisa Hannigan
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Waters of March
24 January 2008 | by Benedict_CumberbatchSee all my reviews

This 'little' Irish film takes its title from the reported shortness of a goldfish's memory, which supposedly lasts only three seconds - enough time for it to swim around its bowl, and then its memory starts over again. "Goldfish Memory" could be described as a less pretentious and more natural "Love Actually": an ensemble cast forms a mosaic of love and sex in Dublin. Writer/director Elizabeth Gill discusses gay, lesbian and straight relationships with humor and tenderness, never being heavy-handed or moralistic. She clearly is not concerned about being too deep or serious, but still manages to create some smart dialogue - particularly, a touching scene between Angie (Flora Montgomery), a lesbian reporter, and her best friend Red (Keith McErlean), at the beginning. Damien Rice (who'd become famous for the "Closer" soundtrack one year later - "Cold Water", by the way, was used in this movie first) and Lisa Hannigan singing Brazilian bossas both in English and Portuguese (with a very cute accent) in the soundtrack is a delightful surprise. A great Irish feel good movie. 8.5/10.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2003 (Ireland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$43,382
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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