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Happy Ever Afters (2009)

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Two weddings collide when both receptions are held at one hotel.

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Stephen Burke

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sally Hawkins ... Maura
Tom Riley ... Freddie
Sinead Maguire Sinead Maguire ... Molly
Tina Kellegher ... Karen
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Niamh
Jill Murphy Jill Murphy ... Geraldine
Simon Delaney ... Dessie
Leroy Harris Leroy Harris ... Niamh's Oldest Boy
Cillian Byrne Cillian Byrne ... Niamh's Twins
Cian Byrne Cian Byrne ... Niamh's Twins
Peter Byrne Peter Byrne ... Repo Man
Lenny Hayden ... Eviction Man
Eamonn Hunt Eamonn Hunt ... Mr. Butler
Jonathan White Jonathan White ... Freddie's Priest
Jade Yourell ... Sophie
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Dublin: Maura is a single mom, furniture repossessed, being evicted. For a fee, she's marrying Wilson, an African, facing deportation. Her nine-year old, Molly, thinks she's going to get a dad. Freddie, a bit of a compulsive, is remarrying Sophie, after divorce and recommitment; she's starved herself into her old wedding dress. Both bridal parties arrive at the same inn for receptions: Freddie and Maura's paths keep crossing, Sophie thinks the two are having an affair, immigration officers are stalking Wilson, and Molly's figuring out what's really up. Sophie's father threatens Freddie with bodily harm if anything goes wrong. Can it not? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A screwball Irish wedding comedy

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 December 2009 (Ireland) See more »

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Boldogtalan igenek See more »

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Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Freddie: You know, if I can't make this marriage work what kind of a man am I?
Maura: D'ya ever stop moanin'?
Freddie: You notice my marriage just broke up!
Maura: Well it seems to me it was the best thing for everyone!
[pause]
Maura: Anyway - marriage is not the be-all and end-all of life.
Freddie: Like you would know.
Maura: Oh. Molly told you.
Freddie: Yeah, she did.
Maura: Well... maybe I'm not the best person to be giving you advice, but you'll get over it. Find someone else, even.
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Everybody Let's Party
Written by Cormac Moore, Patrick Cullivan
Performed by Motema with Patrick Cullivan,Cormac Moore, Derek O' Connor, Beverly O' Sullivan
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29 March 2010 | by gerardlondonSee all my reviews

I enjoyed Happy Ever Afters very much. We went to a mother's day preview screening and my mum loved it and wants to bring her friends now. I hadn't seen any trailer beforehand and had no idea what to expect but it really was a pleasant surprise. There was a good atmosphere in the cinema, plenty of laughing out loud. It's funny and touching at times too. Great acting overall, particularly from Sally Hawkins and Tom Riley. The smaller characters were good too and the little girl who plays Sally's daughter is hilarious, steals every scene she's in. We overheard other audience members after saying they enjoyed it too. I'd definitely recommend it to friends. A great feel good movie.


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