Raining Stones (1993)
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Bob (Bruce Jones) lives with his wife Anne (Julie Brown) and his daughter Coleen (Gemma Phoenix) in a poor English town. Bob scrapes by with whatever odd jobs come his way -- working as a bouncer, stealing green turf, cleaning septic tanks. Although Bob has no money and is living on the dole, he is determined to buy his daughter a dress for her first communion. The local parish priest (Tom Hickey) suggests that Bob settle cheaper and get a second-hand dress for Coleen's communion. But Bob will
Jan 1, 1993 Wide
Jun 12, 2007
Koch Lorber Films
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Brisk, richly characterized fiction that cuts as deeply and truly as any documentary.
Without ever mentioning politics, Loach makes the most powerful and effective of political statements -- one that relies on subtlety and the intelligence of the audience.
The film is good-hearted and the characters are easy to identify with, but what I liked best was the underlying humor, even in this desperate situation.
Ken Loach: the master.
A Ken Loach masterpiece. Deals with poverty-stricken Irish Catholic's struggle to raise money for his daughter's communion dress.
A gripping and occasionally disturbing look at parental sacrifice.
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