The Closer You Get (2000)

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In a small Irish village where herding sheep is still one of the major industries, the largely male, unmarried population has grown dissatisfied with their lot in life; when a shipping error sends the wrong film to the local movie house, the citizens are treated to a racy item from the United States. The movie is cut short by the village priest, but it plants an idea in a few of the men: America is overflowing with beautiful women, so why not get a few of them to come to Ireland? Pooling their resources, a group of men places personal ads in an American newspaper in hopes of luring a few ladies away from life in the States for the more rustic pleasures of the Irish countryside. The debut film from director Aileen Ritchie, The Closer You Get stars Niamh Cusack, Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, and Ruth McCabe. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Rating:
PG-13 (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy
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Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Cast

Ian Hart
as Kieran
Pat Short
as Ollie
Pat Shortt
as Ollie
Risteard Cooper
as Father Hubert Mallone
Patrick Laffan
as Giovanni
Pat Laffan
as Giovanni
Britta Smith
as Mrs. Duncannon
Patricia Martin
as Mrs. Lock
Doreen Keough
as Mrs. Giovanni
Doreen Keogh
as Mrs. Giovanni
Pauline Hutton
as Deirdra
Nora Keneghan
as Mrs. Campbell
Antonio Sierra
as Spanish Sailor
Massimo Marraccini
as Spanish Sailor
Tito Heredia
as Spanish Sailor
Thomas Timoney
as Spanish Sailor
Philippe Buret
as Spanish Sailor
Brian Cannon
as bus driver
Nikki Fox
as American Girl
Karen Noble
as American Girl
Regina Ford
as American Girl
Jackie Quinn
as Jackie Fitzpatrick
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Audience Reviews for The Closer You Get

Also called "American Women". Delightful! Fun. Sweet film from Ireland. A great story about "the grass is always greener", and what lengths people will go to for love. Really enjoyed....

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

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Beautifully filmed with quaint Irish seaside views. A delightful film in which the fish are out of water in their own pond. The men in a small Irish village cannot see their own perfect mates right before their eyes. It takes both the promise and threat of exotic newcomers coming to the village to make them realize that what they wanted was there right in front of them whole time. Fun and charming film with plenty of character.

Mike Bierman
Mike Bierman
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Pretty funny. An Irish town tries to get hot American girls to come visit the town. The moral is love what you got

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

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