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The Divine Ryans (1999)

The Divine Ryans




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Canadian director Stephen Reynolds spins this coming-of-age drama about being afraid and Catholic in Newfoundland. Nine-year-old Draper Doyle (Jordan Harvey) suffers from nightmares of a giant hockey puck plunging from the sky after his hockey-obsessed father commits suicide. Even worse, he suffers from a deep anxiety about the opposite sex in the form of the "Momataur," a half elk, half-naked mom roaming the nether corners of his subconscious. Though the boy's hippie uncle (Pete Postlethwaite) and his TV-loving sister also live with him, Draper's waking world is dominated by his extremely Catholic aunt. The Divine Ryans was screened at the 1999 Vancouver Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Jordan Harvey
as Draper Doyle
Robert Joy
as Donald Ryan
Wendel Meldrum
as Linda Ryan
Mary Walsh
as Aunt Phil
Rick Boland
as Father Seymour
Marguerite McNeil
as Sister Louise
Philip Dinn
as Man in Bar
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