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The Shore (2011)

Not Rated | | Short, Comedy, Drama | 26 June 2011 (USA)
The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.

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Terry George

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Terry George
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Cast overview:
Anthony Brophy ... Hughie
Conleth Hill ... Paddy
Packy Lee ... Jackie
Aidan McAteer Aidan McAteer ... Tommy
Maggie Cronin ... Mary
Ciarán Hinds ... Jim
Kerry Condon ... Pat
Ruth McCabe ... Annie
Laura Braniff Laura Braniff ... Dole Clerk
Lalor Roddy ... Josie
George Crane George Crane ... Old Friend
Eddie Higgins Eddie Higgins ... Singer
Patch Connolly Patch Connolly ... Gravedigger
Rebecca Horan Rebecca Horan ... Horsewoman
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The story of Joe and Paddy, whose childhood friendship is shattered by the troubles in Northern Ireland. Twenty five years later they are reunited.

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated
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English

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26 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

25 év múltán See more »

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If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on "The Shore"
18 February 2012 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I just completed my yearly pilgrimage to see the Oscar-nominated Live Action Shorts--tomorrow it's the Animated Shorts. This was a very unusual crop of shorts this year, as three of the five nominees were comedies--and usually the films are mostly deadly serious. Only two films are serious this year and NONE are about death, Nazis or other sad stuff! As I said, it's an unusual year. Now I am not complaining--this might just be the most enjoyable group of films I've seen in years.

This story is interesting in that you see two separate storied that eventually merge. It begins with a man and his friends walking along the shore--picking up mussels and other shellfish to sell. And, at the same time also in Ireland, you see a man coming back to his homeland after many years--and he brings his daughter with him. However, despite meeting all these old friends, there is a nagging problem--and it involves the beachcomber you see at the beginning of the tale.

As I said above, if I were the type person to gamble, I'd put my money on "The Shore" to be the Oscar-winner this year. Now this ISN'T to say it was necessarily the most enjoyable or that the other films were poor--but "The Shore" was the best overall package. It had it all. The story was very complex--rewarding and with some wonderful twists. The acting was lovely throughout. The story looked very cinematic--and the direction was very deft. There was simply nothing that could stand improvement. And, I kept my interest throughout.

UPDATE: Well, I wish I WAS a betting man as, indeed, "The Shore" did win the Oscar this year.


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