The Stag

The Stag
  • 2013
  • Ireland
  • 1h 34min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Butler
  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald
  • UK release: 7 March 2014

Fionnan (O'Conor) is getting married to Ruth (Huberman), but when best man Davin (Scott) organises a stag party that includes Ruth's wild-man brother known simply as The Machine (co-writer MacDonald), disaster predictably strikes. Meek and less than game-changing Irish comedy, depending on silly stereotypes and audience indulgence for men behaving badly.

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The Stag

7 Mar 20142 stars

John Butler's inoffensive Irish comedy lacks punch

Few genres are more wretched that the British stag comedy: post-Four Weddings and a Funeral, a number of drunken bromances like Staggered fell flat on their faces in cinemas. US import The Hangover cleverly depicted the stag night without showing it at…

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