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A genial, feel-good item.
Though it strives for broad humor, pushing cuteness and light irony, this bland 1998 movie isn't exactly a comedy.
Charming performances and easygoing humour are the strengths of Jones's enjoyable Oirish romp.
Completely delightful movie.
Breezy little comedy.
There is some nudity in Ned Devine, but it's the funniest nudity in movies in ages.
Some funny parts, but kids may not be interested.
As the twin revelations of a wonderfully unexpected pay-off prove, in the end there's no substitute for wit, invention and real, priceless humour.
Jones could have done worse than to fashion this slight entertainment, but it's also clear that he could do much better.
You'll love Waking Ned Devine.
The film is tediously slow. The actors seem to pause too long between lines and the storytelling is far too smooth.
A quaint little Irish village gets excited when they realise someone there may have won the national lottery worth millions. In the meantime, we get a chance to look in on the hopes and dreams they share. It's a nice visit indeed, missing only the taste of beer from the local pub.
Charming Irish comedy with a pretty dark but nevertheless sweet sense of humor about a small village trying to find out which one of their own won the lottery millions, discovering quite a bit of a surprise. The mostly aged cast delivers lovable and quirky characters you easily cheer for. Once the dilemma is on the table things maybe go a little too smoothly, so the plot could have used a turn or two more in the second half. But that doesn't take anything away from how enjoyable this film is. The Irish countryside and soundtrack add up to the quirky, traditional feel of the movie that makes it hard not to be absolutely enchanted by the story.
Weird, I thought I rated this already on my Gx acct? Just watched it again, 2 old farts, 1 small village and a winning lottery ticket. My kind of funny ^_^
Oh so funny!
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