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