The Boys and Girl from County Clare

2004

The Boys and Girl from County Clare

Critics Consensus

The Boys and Girl from County Clare is a charming - if entirely predictable - story about sibling rivalry featuring lively traditional Irish music.

46%

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Total Count: 28

61%

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User Ratings: 1,412
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British filmmaker John Irvin directs the musical comedy drama The Boys From County Clare. Set in the late '60s, the story involves a pair of rival brothers reuniting for the All-Ireland Traditional Music Competition in County Clare, Ireland. As defending champion John Joe (Bernard Hill) gets his local Celtic band ready to compete, his estranged brother, Jimmy (Colm Meaney), blows into town from Liverpool with his own band. John Joe's pianist, Maisie (Charlotte Bradley), isn't happy to see Jimmy, who had left her years ago to raise their daughter, Anne, all by herself. Now the town's star fiddle player, Anne (Andrea Corr of the Irish pop group the Corrs) goes against her mother's wishes in order to seek romance with Jimmy's flute player Teddy (Shaun Evans). The Boys From County Clare was shown at the 2003 Toronto Film Festival.

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Critic Reviews for The Boys and Girl from County Clare

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Audience Reviews for The Boys and Girl from County Clare

  • Dec 09, 2012
    A gem of a movie! This was a sweet movie with all the wonderful Irish elements a person could want: family mis-communication, drinking, fiddles, fun music, and a sweet love story. Very well done, with some very good, recognizable actors...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 21, 2007
    I loved this if im honest, it was funny, light hearted and easy to watch. The cast are superb and Colm Meaney pulls off another great performance. If your not looking for something too heavy then this is the movie for you, remember dont take yourself too seriously!
    Nikki M Super Reviewer

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