Janice Beard 45 wpm (2002)

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We are introduced to Janice (Irish stage comedienne Eileen Walsh in her screen debut) at her ill-starred beginnings; her father dies of a heart attack during her birth, causing her mother to plunge into a post-natal, post-mortem agoraphobic depression that endures for 23 years. As Janice grows up on public assistance she makes it her goal in life to entertain her mother with outlandish and fanciful tales of the outside world. As an adult she studies medical journals to find a cure for her ouse … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Television, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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On DVD: Jun 24, 2008
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Empire Pictures

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as Sean

as O'Brien

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All Critics (15) | Top Critics (7)

All ends well, sort of, but the frenzied comic moments never click.

Full Review… | May 17, 2002
New York Observer
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As Janice, Eileen Walsh, an engaging, wide-eyed actress whose teeth are a little too big for her mouth, infuses the movie with much of its slender, glinting charm.

Full Review… | May 11, 2002
New York Times
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It's impossible to indulge the fanciful daydreams of Janice Beard (Eileen Walsh) when her real-life persona is so charmless and vacant.

May 11, 2002
New York Post
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Walsh can't quite negotiate the many inconsistencies in Janice's behavior or compensate for them by sheer force of charm.

Full Review… | May 10, 2002
Newsday
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If the heroine's forced wackiness hinders believability, at least the energetic Walsh makes her entertaining.

Full Review… | May 7, 2002
Village Voice
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Full Review… | April 1, 2009
Variety
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