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Handsome Devil (2016)

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Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ned Roche
... Donal Roche
... Natalie Roche
Ruairi O'Connor ... Weasel
Dick O'Leary ... Mr. Fottrell
... Sex Instructor
Patrick McDonnell ... Fr. Flakey
Ian Downey ... Porn Bomb Thrower
... Mr Cunningham
... Walter Curly
... Dan Sherry
... Pascal O'Keeffe
... Lindy Masters
... Conor Masters
Daniel Codd ... Kennedy - Bin Boy
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Two underclassmen roommates at an all-boys boarding school eventually and unexpectedly bond, one a social outcast, the other a star rugby player. With a new English teacher challenging students to find their own voices, the boys' friendship is tested by the rugby-obsessed expectations of others after one is found to be gay. Written by statmanjeff

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Follow the crowd, or follow your heart.

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€1,055,000 (estimated)
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Former Leinster Rugby, Ireland and British & Irish Lions player Brian O'Driscoll helped to coordinate the scenes for the rugby match at the end of the film. His wife, Amy Huberman, played Ned's step-mother. See more »

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When Conor and Mr Sherry travel by train back to the school, it goes from night to morning and back to night when they arrive at the school despite it only being a short journey. See more »

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Weasel: Touch me, homo, and I call rape, okay?
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Written by Alex Chilton/Christopher Bell
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Dead Poets Society does Rugby
17 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

The age-old story of an unlikely friendship between the athlete and the outsider with a large dose of Dead Poets Society thrown in.

Its not original but the film is heart-warming and full of charm. Well acted throughout with many well known names in cameo roles. The most well known is Andrew Scott who plays the unconventional English teacher who tries to encourage the outsider while helping the developing friendship with the schools star rugby player. The film is emotionally manipulative at times, pulling familiar tricks to get the viewers sympathy but its easy to forgive when the characters and dialogue are so charming. The use of voice-over and split screen are not always effective and detract from the film at times. And the lead characters could have been developed more. But overall Handsome Devil is a charm and an easy pleasure to watch.


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