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Irish Jam (2006)

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A South Central, LA con-artist finds that his rhyming skills can pay off in the least likely of venues after winning a poetry contest staged by a financially strapped Irish town in this fish out of water comedy starring Eddie Griffin and Mo'Nique. Ballywood, Ireland is a town with a cash flow problem; but the citizens aren't about to go down without a fight. With the banks set to foreclose and the future looking grim, the citizens of Ballywood decide to save their town by staging a poetry contest and using the entry fees to keep the moneymen at bay. Meanwhile in Los Angeles, hustler Jimmie (Griffin) is having a hard time shaking off hungry bill collectors and a jilted lover with a mind for marriage. His options dwindling and his future looking increasingly grim, Jimmy determines to use his gift for gab to take home the top prize at the Ballywood poetry contest and leave both the collectors and his clingy girlfriend at a loss for words.

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Eddie Griffin
as Jimmy McDevitt
Anna Friel
as Maureen
Angus Barnett
as Milos O'Shea
James Bradshaw
as Malachy McNulty
Tom Georgeson
as Father Duffy
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A fish-out-of-water comedy with Eddie Griffin as a con artist who finds love and a new ease on life in Ireland.

January 17, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

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