- 148 min
- Directed by: Alan Parker
- Cast: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Michael Legge, Ciaran Owens, Joe Breen
Frank McCourt's Pulitzer Prize-winning childhood memoir of Limerick in the 30s is a publishing phenomenon, loved across the world by those with no connection to the book's three defining elements - Ireland, Catholicism and poverty. Parker can't establish the same level of engagement as McCourt does, but he can train his lens on the faces of his remarkable cast to show a texture of emotions. Sentiment here is a natural ingredient, not a saccharine additive.
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