Circle of FriendsDirector: Maeve Binchy
Cast: Maeve Binchy
Set in 1957, this romantic coming-of-age story follows three childhood friends from a small town in Ireland as they head to Dublin to attend Trinity College. Nan (Saffron Burrows), a year older than her friends and already in her second year at Trinity, is ambitious, romantic, and just a bit reckless. She hopes to win the hand of Simon (Colin Firth), an older Protestant land-owner who would help her rise up the social and economic ladder. Eve (Geraldine O'Rawe), a bit more pragmatic and cautious, finds herself falling for a boy named Aidan (Aidan Gillen). Bernadette (Minnie Driver), called "Benny" by her friends and family, comes from strict parents who won't allow her to live on campus, forcing her to commute back and forth from classes every day. Bennie's father, a haberdasher, has always expected that his daughter, a bit plainer and plumper than her friends, will marry his shop's manager, an odd duck named Sean (Alan Cumming). But at Trinity, Bennie discovers that she fancies a tall, good-looking rugby player named Jack (Chris O'Donnell), and to the surprise of Bennie and everyone else, it turns out that Jack fancies her as well. Circle of Friends gave Minnie Driver her breakthrough film role after her initial success as a television actress in Britain.
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Cast & Crew
|Chris O'Donnell||Jack Foley|
|Minnie Driver||Bernadette "Bennie"|
|Colin Firth||Simon Westward|
|Jason Barry||Nasey Mahon|
|Marie Conmee||Mrs Healey|
|Ingrid Craigie||Celia Westward|
|Pauline Delaney||Big House Maid|
|Tony Doyle||Dr. Foley|
|Seamus Ford||Parish Priest|
|Tom Hickey||Professor Maclure|
|Ciarán Hinds||Professor Flynn|
|John Kavanagh||Brian Mahon|
|Phil Kelly||Hiberian Waiter|
|Mick Lally||Dan Hogan|
|Ruth McCabe||Emily Mahon|
|Sean McGinley||Mr Duggan|
|Marie Mullen||Mrs Foley|
|Britta Smith||Mrs Hogan|
|Gerry Walsh||Mr Flood|
|Jim Clay||Production Designer|
|Terence A. Clegg||Executive Producer|
|Michael Kamen||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|Anushia Nieradzik||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Chris Seagers||Art Director|
|Judy Farr||Set Decoration/Design|
|Maeve Binchy||Source Author|
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The cast is absolutely great and so natural that puts the so-called ''Hollywood beauties'' to shame!!Loved Minnie Driver and Chris O'Donnel,the magic was there!Wish that there was a sequel!!
This movie was wonderful. In a great way, it touches people's heart. Chris O' Donnel was fantastic! He played his part perfectly. I really, really hope this movie is never forgotten because it is too good!
It is a good dating movie when you don't have a boyfriend yet. Chris O'donnel steals the show. Chris o'donnel you are best at what you do and keep on making great movies. Your biggest 1 fan but i'm not a crazy 1 fan. I just think you are a good actor and i love every movie you were in so far.
This movie is the most awesome film starring Chris O'Donnel and Minnie Driver. O'Donnel did a suberb job with his character. I believe he is the best actor in this movie than any of his other movies he was chosen to play a part. The romance and the uncertainy makes it a very enjoyable film to watch.