Happy St. Patty’s Day Everyone!
In honor of the holiday, here is a list of a few of my favorite films set in Ireland:
The Guard (2011): One of my favorite films of 2011; seen by way too few folks.
Hunger (2008): a breakthrough performance by one of my favorite actors, Michael Fassbender. A visually arresting film sparse on dialogue but leaves an indelible mark all the same.
In Bruges (2008): Caught this on cable randomly one afternoon and I am so glad that I did. It is a perfect blend of humor, violence and tension. (Note: I am playing a little loose with this choice since, in fact, it is mostly set in Bruges, Belgium)
Circle of Friends (1995): For me this film is too cute for words. Based on the novel by Maeve Binchy, Circle of Friends stars Minnie Driver and Chris O’Donnell.
The Matchmaker (1997): First seen when I was going through my Janeane Garofalo phase (which I never probably left). I like to class this as a romantic/political comedy.
The Commitments (1991):
That’s me done: please take a moment to share some of your faves!