For the day that’s in it, begorrah! With the World and his Wife talking about this new “Oirish” production today it looks sets to become another iconic film in the best traditions of “The Quiet Man“. The people of Mayo are certainly more than happy with the portrayal of their county as will be the suits at Failte Eireann. Judging from the trailer, it is best watched with a good deal of alcohol onboard. You be the judge. There’s a cinema release in December but I’m not sure whether that’s for the USA or Ireland.
I’ve only seen the trailer – below – but it’s more than enough to put me off wasting my money on going to see this film in the cinema and I’ll wait for the DVD to turn up in a charity shop. So many questions such as – How do these movies ever raise the finance to get made, and why do quality actors the like of Jim Norton and Colm Meaney get involved? A look at the Writer/Director, Aoife Crehan’s previous credits on IMDB is illuminating.
Where do people manage to find funding for rubbish like this?
Directorial debut for Mike Ahern and Enda Loughman, starring Maeve Higgins and Will Forte plus a motley crew of lesser known Irish stars including Barry Ward, Claudia O’Doherty, Jamie Beamish, Risteard Cooper, Mary McEvoy and Alison Spittle. Premiered at the Galway Film Fleadh on the 13/7/2019.
Just added this to the site today and never having seen it before decided to watch an episode on YouTube. I had read the scathing reviews but foolishly went ahead – 10 minutes in and I had seen more than enough! Seems to have aired only once and then disappeared into the vaults at Montrose. Just how does rubbish like this get the green light? Judge for yourselves – if you dare – and please do leave comments.
This from Damian Corless in the Irish Independent from October 2006 sums it up – ‘This series about a skanger family that win the lotto and move in beside snooty neighbours, took a classic sitcom set-up and bludgeoned it to death.‘