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The Wednesdays (2007)

Sometimes, when you're in the autumn of your days, you'll try anything just to put a smile on your face again. And so in this funny, sad (and sometimes wobbly) tale we meet two pensioners ... See full summary »

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Conor Ferguson
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7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Doreen Keogh ... Mrs. O
Des Keogh Des Keogh ... Mr. O
Tina Kellegher ... Young Woman Garda
Alan Devlin Alan Devlin ... Detective
Pat Laffan ... Judge
John Collins John Collins ... Neighbour Man
Sue Moore Sue Moore ... Neighbour Woman (as Susan Moore)
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Sometimes, when you're in the autumn of your days, you'll try anything just to put a smile on your face again. And so in this funny, sad (and sometimes wobbly) tale we meet two pensioners who manage to re-ignite the love they'd almost forgotten about. Unfortunately, soon the law comes knocking at their door Written by Conor Ferguson

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Short | Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le mercredi See more »

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Beautifully observed, funny and poignant gem of a short film
16 January 2008 | by fgowenSee all my reviews

It's been a while since we've had a film on the ecstasy years, and this subverts the genre delightfully, with the story of an elderly couple who accidentally acquire some Es, and life on Wednesdays takes on a very different hue from their former dreary and predictable pattern.

Warm, witty and empathetic, it captures in sparse dialogue and carefully observed detail the long-standing mutual acceptance, comforting structure and pathos of everyday life for an elderly long-married couple, and how that changes for a brief period of their lives.

The characters are played with marvellous low-key, humorous, yet sympathetic, performances by an excellent cast. The film is shot with a clever use of colour and speed to evoke the moods of the film. This mood is further underscored by an eclectic soundtrack mixing country and western and acid house. A near perfect gem!


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