When Brendan Met Trudy (2001)



Critic Consensus: The references to other films are rather overdone, and the direction is uneven.

Movie Info

Brendan (Peter McDonald) is an anal retentive teacher and film buff. One night he goes to a pub and meets Trudy (Flora Montgomery), an outgoing, lively woman who is his complete and utter opposite. Against all odds, Brendan asks her out, and although their first date is disastrous, they gradually form an unlikely relationship. But Brendan is hesitant to completely trust Trudy; not only does she go out at all hours of the night, there are also news reports of a woman in a black balaclava who has … More

Rating: PG (adult situations)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Roddy Doyle
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Critic Reviews for When Brendan Met Trudy

All Critics (71) | Top Critics (26)

Getting all the film references means you have to be a bit of a film buff yourself, but it's not essential to the enjoyment of this lighthearted satire.

Full Review… | August 10, 2001
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Doyle should have spent more time on the story and less time in the video store searching for inspiration.

Full Review… | August 10, 2001
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

It feels churlish to complain about its borrowings from other films. But it feels insubstantial and redundant.

Full Review… | April 6, 2001
Houston Chronicle
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Brendan and Trudy and company deliver a grand good time.

Full Review… | March 13, 2001
Associated Press
Top Critic

One of the smarter, more likable attempts at neo-screwball comedy to hit the screen in a while.

March 9, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Being 'on' all the time is no easy task for an actor. But [Montgomery] makes it look natural.

Full Review… | March 9, 2001
Washington Post
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