Waking Ned DevineDirector: Kirk Jones
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Twentieth Century Fox is to be applauded for its release of this impish Irish flick, as it is an impeccable transfer. The anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) image is so sharp, one is afraid to look too closely at the scenes in which the two seasoned lead actors, the late Ian Bannen and David Kelly, appear naked. The picture is very consistent and changes from the dark, shadowy night scenes to the lighter, sunny days with no difference in detail. The Dolby Surround Sound showcases the Irish melodies prevalent throughout the film in full stereo and the Irish brogue dialogue is easy enough to understand thanks to the distinct audio quality. The additional features menu (which is, as the Irish say, "good craic" to look at, as it showcases yet again the two lead actors' behinds) includes detailed bio-filmographies on the main players as well as writer/director Kirk Jones. Also featured is the obvious scene selection as well as the original theatrical trailer. Subtitles are available in English and Spanish. A commentary or mini-documentary would have been welcome, but this is nevertheless a delightful package.
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- 20th Century Fox
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- [Wide Screen]
Cast & Crew
|Ian Bannen||Jackie O'Shea|
|David Kelly||Michael O'Sullivan|
|Fionnula Flanagan||Annie O'Shea|
|James Nesbitt||Pig Finn|
|Maura O'Malley||Mrs. Kennedy|
|James Ryland||Dennis Fitzgerald|
|Fintan McKeown||Pat Mulligan|
|Matthew Devitt||Tom Tooney|
|Eileen Dromey||Lizzy Quinn|
|Dermot Kerrigan||Father Patrick|
|Brendan F. Dempsey||Lotto Man|
|David Crozier||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Shaun Davey||Score Composer|
|John Ebden||Production Designer|
|Mark Goddard||Asst. Director|
|Rosie Hackett||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Alexandre Heylen||Executive Producer|
|Stephen Margolis||Executive Producer|
|Miara Martell||Associate Producer|
|Mark Tanner||Art Director|
|Mark Tanner||Art Director|
0. Scene Selection
1. Lottery Night [4:00]
2. Main Titles [1:11]
3. A Winner in the Village [2:42]
4. Looking for the Lucky One [4:31]
5. Pig and Maggie [1:59]
6. The Chicken Supper Party [4:04]
7. The Winner [4:34]
8. A Prayer for Ned [2:08]
9. Jackie's Vision [:26]
10. The Winning Smile [2:04]
11. Finn's Rival [1:39]
12. Meeting Ned Devine [8:50]
13. A Shock to the System [1:44]
14. Things Get Serious [1:10]
15. A Nest Egg for Us All [7:03]
16. A Drink and a Deal [:41]
17. The Last Holdout [4:06]
18. The Funeral [5:10]
19. Eulogy for a Friend [1:26]
20. The Check [3:11]
21. Lizzy's Long Distance Call [5:12]
22. Ned's Only Heir [:36]
23. Spirits to the Sky [2:26]
24. End Titles [4:43]
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A real gem. I've watched it so many times already, and never get tired of it. Funny, and touching. It really moves you.
This is a grand movie indeed. The tipoff that this is a very rare movie is the amazing number of reviewers that have reported that they have viewed the movie multiple times. This one will take it's place next to the likes of 'A Christmas Carol', 'Casablanca', and others on this lofty plateau. Buy this if you don't own it. You'll never regret it.
What a wonderful film. The lead actors are absolutely terrific. Ian Bannen in one of his best roles. The film is an absolute delight, the humor is unforced, the joy of a small village is fully captured, and life long friendships are more important than mounds of money. I don't anyone who could watch this film without letting out a chuckle, a smile, or a laughfest at times.
I have purchased this movie three times--twice I've given it away and I'm keeping this last copy for myself. It is simply delightful--the actors are actual elderly Irish men and women. There are no cariacatures; the characters are people you'd want to meet and share a pint with. Too often US movies appeal to the famous names and faces, whether they are realistic potrayals or not. The story line, while perhaps unplausible, is truely entertaining and delivered in such a way as to make it believable. The humor is gentle, not demeaning or insulting, and well delivered. I'm not of Irish descent, yet after each time I watch it I find myself wanting to visit Ireland---so charming is the scenery, the story and the characters. It remains my favorite movie and I never tire of watching it. I highly recommend it for anyone desiring a relaxing, entertaining movie. It is neither high action nor high stress, but offers a truly enjoyable experience.
If I were ''all thumbs,'' they'd all be turned up for Ned Devine! A gem of a movie about life, death, greed, friendship and the awe-inspiring power of good luck. To top it off, Shaun Davey has written one of the loveliest scores I've ever heard.
This movie is one that is funny in a number of places. You will want to see it more than once. And the music at the end is great.
Excellent comedy, A real winner
Waking Ned Divine is a very good movie. It was touching, funny, and a bit suspenseful.
Truly a movie with a sense of place ... you come to know and love all of the characters, and you wish them well for the future when the credits roll. It's a sad parting, but a funny and wonderful place to which to return.
This movie has been a jewel since I first watched it in 2000, and with each subsequent watching, I find more beauty and enjoyment. The basic values in life are brought out through comedy and love. Great movie, great actors.
I watched this movie in 2000 and I just HAD to have it. Funny thing is, I didn't buy it until just this year when I was fingering through the comedies. Brought it home and made the man of the house watch it, who is very picky with his movies, and he absolutely LOVED this movie. It's a must have if you'd like to just sit back, have a pint and a laugh. It's superb.
This is a great movie that must be seen by everyone considering its great cultural aspects and wittyness. Hilarity will ensue! Watch out!
I haven't laughed so hard in a movie I laughed for hours after it was over.
It seemed like this movie lasted 5 hours. It moved so slow that it was excruciating to watch. I saw the title on this list and was curious what other reviewers had written, and thought I should weigh in to give some balance. If you like a slow movie, this is the one for you.