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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 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

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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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1.85 : 1
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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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Lovely Irish farce, with some good messages and great performances
6 June 2017 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Maura (Sally Hawkins) is an Irish single mother to Molly (Sinead Maguire), a bright and energetic twelve year old. But, alas, times are not good and Maura is losing her furniture and, perhaps, her lease as money has dried up. Therefore, Maura enters into a fake marriage agreement with African immigrant Wilson (Ariyon Bakare). He will get to stay in the country; he will pay Maura 9,000. Also getting married for the second time is Freddie (Tom Riley) and Sophie (Jade Yurell), resulting in much apprehension; are they really doing the right thing? As luck would have it, these two couples take part in a dual marriage ceremony and hold receptions in the same building. Also on hand are a bevy of mixed up guests, parents, and, ho ho, two immigration officers who doubt Maura's wedding is real. As Maura crosses paths with Freddie, a lot, and Wilson tries to pass his girlfriend off as his sister, poor Molly gets more and more fed up as she realizes she's not getting a new dad, not really. How will this all shake down? This great Irish comedy-farce has charms for most fans of laughter and romance. Hawkins, Riley, Bakare, Yurell, and especially Maguire give fine performances while the supporting cast will keep everyone in stitches. How lilting, too, is the Irish way of speaking English while sets, costumes, script and direction fulfill every expectation of quality. Hallelujah, wanna get happy? Happily Ever Afters is bound to please.


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