The Snapper Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Snapper the Movie

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Originally made for BBC TV, Frears creates a small comic gem based on the second novel of Doyle's Barrytown trilogy. Set in Dublin, 20-year-old Sharon Curley (Kellegher) finds herself unexpectedly pregnant and refuses to name the father. Family and friends are understanding--until they discover the man's identity. Affecting performances, particularly from Meaney as Sharon's dad who takes a much greater interest in the birth of his grandchild than he ever did with his own children. Cheerful semi-sequel to "The Commitments" serves up domestic upheavals graced with humor and a strong sense of family loyalty.


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Available on VHS
Running time 95 minutes.
Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Family Ties, Bringing Up Baby, Dublin
Roddy Doyle
Tina Kellegher, Colm Meaney, Ruth McCabe, Colm O'Byrne, Pat Laffan, Eanna MacLiam, Ciara Duffy
Stephen Frears
Lynda Myles, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), Miramax Films

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