I wish we'd had the pill...
Set at the time immediately after the Great Depression, we enter the world of little Frank, age 6, and his tough upbringing in a desperately poor family in Ireland. The film traces his growth to a young man, and is mostly about the struggle to survive, with frequent new babies not making things any easier. Add a lazy, alcoholic father, and traditional British class and religious prejudices, and life gets very grim... |
145 minutes, No persons under 10 (Language)
Drama, On the Art Circuit
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Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge
|Screenplay||Laura Jones, Alan Parker, from the book by Frank McCourt|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, DTS|
|Produced by||Dirty Hands Productions, David Brown Productions, Scott Rudin Productions|
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||14|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||15|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||15|
|Cape TimesStephan Hofstätter||10|
|The StarJanine Walker||14|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||15|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||14|
|SAFM Saturday WiredAlan Swerdlow||13|
|Bos LifeJean-Pierre Pellissier||9|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Alex Patterson||15|
|Box Office (USA)Francesca Dinglasan||13|
|Rough Cuth (USA)Christopher Brandon||18|
|Total Film (UK)Neil Smith||10|
|Film Review (UK)James Cameron-Wilson||5|
|Average .. 65%||13|
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