The Last of the High Kings (1998)
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as Frankie Griffin
as Jack Griffin
as Jim Davern
as Jayne Wayne
as Nelson Fitzgerald
as Hopper Delaney
as Romy Thomas
as Noelie Griffin
as Cab Driver
as Davy Dudley
as Maggie Griffin
as Ray Griffin
as Dawn Griffin
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Audience Reviews for The Last of the High Kings
★★1/2 (out of four) Based on the novel "The Last of the High Kings" by Ferdia Mac Anna, the film is nicely done, but lacks a clear identity. It offers some nice performances, but never really catches enough fire to sustain it. Set in Dublin, the year is 1977 and Elvis Presley has just died. 17 year old Frankie, played by Jared Leto, is this mourning the death of his idol and the fact that he is still a virgin. He decides to throw a huge end of summer party. He especially invites the two girls he hopes will end his innocence. The script was co-written by Gabriel Byrne and it does give some fun moments, but just not enough. Leto and Chrsitina Ricci do a fine joba dn catherine O'Hara is a standout, however. It's U.S. release was renamed "Summer Fling". [IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v48/Zeppo1/SummerFling.jpg[/IMG]
Like [What's Eating Gilbert Grape] but a lot lighter, a cute, bitter-sweet story about how a coming of age boy taking off his life, in addition to its Irish background. The fabulous Catherine O'Hara with the very young Jared Leto, Emily Mortimer, Christina Ricci.
Not the greatest movie, but all the cute little things Jared Leto does makes up for it and makes it all worth watching.
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