Circle of Friends Reviews

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September 7, 2011
March 11, 2008
An enchanting, if denture-rottingly sweet, yarn.
March 11, 2008
A familiar tale of busty lasses and lusty lads, it's lent extra weight by fine writing and accomplished performances.
March 11, 2008
Driver, who delivers a piercingly subjective performance, is the linchpin of the film's quiet appeal.
March 11, 2008
Three female friends grow up in a small town in Ireland in the mid-50s and attend college in Dublin in this nostalgic soap opera that's vaguely evocative of Peyton Place, though generally less memorable.
April 27, 2007
Old-fashioned and nostalgic, Pat O'Connor's nicely directed tale of friendship between three Irish girls features a strong central performance from Minnie Driver that promises a bright future in Hollywood pictures.
March 10, 2006
Sweet Irish melodrama, with a hilariously oily performance by Alan Cumming.
February 9, 2006
The fizzing dialogue gets all the little details right, but the plot's nothing new, and the lingering shots of hibernian greenery aim straight for mid-Atlantic bland-out.
June 12, 2005
May 22, 2004
January 2, 2004
September 5, 2003
August 23, 2003
May 20, 2003
May 20, 2003
Beyond eliciting warm, animated performances from his actors (with a cast that also includes Alan Cumming as a hair-raising suitor of Benny's), Mr. O'Connor gives Circle of Friends an enveloping look and sound.
March 23, 2003
It's intelligent and moving and it never resorts to cheap melodrama.
August 22, 2002
Wry, wise, and wonderful valentine to intimate matters of the heart.
July 30, 2002
July 26, 2002
Sweet, funny, and full of the charming Minnie Driver.
January 9, 2002
Definitely in the Masterpiece Theatre tradition; it's soft and safe, but extraordinarily easy to take.
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