Agnes Browne
First screened in March 2020
Director: Anjelica Huston. Cast: Anjelica Huston, Marion O'Dwyer, Arno Chevrier, Ray Winstone, Niall O'Shea, Ciaran Owens, Roxanna Nic Liam, Carl Power, Mark Power, Gareth O'Connor, James Lappin, Gerard McSorley, June Rodgers, Jennifer Gibney, Gavin Kelty, Richie Walker, Sean Fox, Tom Jones. Screenplay: John Goldsmith and Brendan O'Carroll (based on the novel The Mammy by Brendan O'Carroll).

Twitter Capsule: This mirror has one face. Everyone around Agnes loves her—but why? Simplistic in the extreme, expectant of adoration.

VOR:   Huston's acting radiates such sharpness and intelligence, you can't help hoping her direction would achieve even a modicum of either. Inept vanity project.

Photo © 1999 October Films/Hell's Kitchen Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: D+

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