Waking Ned Devine
First screened in January 1999
Director: Kirk Jones. Cast: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, James Nesbitt, Susan Lynch, Eileen Dromey, Maura O'Malley, Jimmy Keogh. Screenplay: Kirk Jones.

Twitter Capsule: Old-salt cast puts over the kind of breakout "art house hit" with no art in it. Cheery but strenuously oversold.

VOR:   No, for real, this got a Producers Guild of America nomination. A fine lark, but Jaysus. Built to charm, not to last.

Photo © 1998 Fox Searchlight Pictures/Tomboy Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

National Board of Review: Special Mention for Excellence in Filmmaking

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