The Snapper Reviews

  • Jun 14, 2020

    Superbly funny and a fantastic adaptation from the book penned by real life genius that is Roddy Doyle!!

    Superbly funny and a fantastic adaptation from the book penned by real life genius that is Roddy Doyle!!

  • May 30, 2020

    Such a good man that dad... Bless them Curly's

    Such a good man that dad... Bless them Curly's

  • Nov 08, 2019

    This is my favorite Colm Meaney movie. He's a father who loves his family. Ruth McCabe an Meaney actually looks like they belong together. The kids are perfect for their family. An support her to the end.

    This is my favorite Colm Meaney movie. He's a father who loves his family. Ruth McCabe an Meaney actually looks like they belong together. The kids are perfect for their family. An support her to the end.

  • Aug 16, 2018

    Joyful and positive film!

    Joyful and positive film!

  • Jul 15, 2018

    As Macho Man Randy Savage would say: Snap into it! Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah!

    As Macho Man Randy Savage would say: Snap into it! Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh yeah!

  • Apr 29, 2018

    Offbeat, a bit contrived and one note (how many bar scenes/drunkenness/barfing, and how much yelling can we have?), but also charming and illustrative of a tight Irish clan in the 80s/90s. While not played as a straight drama, it is much more drama than outright comedy. I was hoping to laugh more, but found Colm Meany's evolving father figure to be an interesting sub-plot in itself that added to the depth of the story.

    Offbeat, a bit contrived and one note (how many bar scenes/drunkenness/barfing, and how much yelling can we have?), but also charming and illustrative of a tight Irish clan in the 80s/90s. While not played as a straight drama, it is much more drama than outright comedy. I was hoping to laugh more, but found Colm Meany's evolving father figure to be an interesting sub-plot in itself that added to the depth of the story.

  • Nov 18, 2017

    It's a comedy about a very young woman (maybe early 20s) who gets pregnant, but somehow the dad ends up being the focus of attention.

    It's a comedy about a very young woman (maybe early 20s) who gets pregnant, but somehow the dad ends up being the focus of attention.

  • Oct 28, 2017

    Somewhat dated, but great acting by Colm Meaney (the father) and Ruth McCabe (the mother). Enjoyable.

    Somewhat dated, but great acting by Colm Meaney (the father) and Ruth McCabe (the mother). Enjoyable.

  • Mar 02, 2016

    "The Snapper" is not a bad Irish movie or a good Irish movie but it is sort of a mixture between everyday life, not only in Ireland, but all around the world. The story tells about a young woman named "Sharon" played by Tina Kellegher who is pregnant and is finding it hard to tell her parents that she is pregnant, not only is she afraid to tell her parents she is pregnant, she is also afraid to tell her parents who the dad is, although there is some confrontation between her and her family about who the dad is. Desmond "Dessie" Curley, Sharon's dad who is played by Colm Meaney is just as struggling as Sharon is by finding out who the father of Sharon's baby is but not only is a very keen father, but he also got a heart and loves Sharon and shows it in most scenes. He also loves his own time, like going down to the pub, and have a few pints of Guinness with his friends. He likes to talk to his friends if he has a problem and some times goes with what they say and sort of makes him feel better. The story is also a general story where it is very hard to be pregnant at young age, and she is also finding it hard with everyday life, with people calling her names under the sun, making horrible remarks about how she is. End of review.

    "The Snapper" is not a bad Irish movie or a good Irish movie but it is sort of a mixture between everyday life, not only in Ireland, but all around the world. The story tells about a young woman named "Sharon" played by Tina Kellegher who is pregnant and is finding it hard to tell her parents that she is pregnant, not only is she afraid to tell her parents she is pregnant, she is also afraid to tell her parents who the dad is, although there is some confrontation between her and her family about who the dad is. Desmond "Dessie" Curley, Sharon's dad who is played by Colm Meaney is just as struggling as Sharon is by finding out who the father of Sharon's baby is but not only is a very keen father, but he also got a heart and loves Sharon and shows it in most scenes. He also loves his own time, like going down to the pub, and have a few pints of Guinness with his friends. He likes to talk to his friends if he has a problem and some times goes with what they say and sort of makes him feel better. The story is also a general story where it is very hard to be pregnant at young age, and she is also finding it hard with everyday life, with people calling her names under the sun, making horrible remarks about how she is. End of review.

  • May 04, 2015

    Very, very funny. The dialogue, the situations, the quirky characters, everything. And the acting, exaggerated but still realistic, was a treat.

    Very, very funny. The dialogue, the situations, the quirky characters, everything. And the acting, exaggerated but still realistic, was a treat.