Circle of Friends Movie Review 1994

Information and Film Reviews for Circle of Friends the Movie

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Nostalgic Irish coming-of-ager focuses on three friends and the trials and tribulations they face when hearts and hormones conflict with a strict Catholic upbringing. Small-town teenager Benny (Driver), overweight and slightly awkward, reunites with her friends at university in Dublin. Benny begins a romance with gentle, doe-eyed Jack Foley (O'Donnell) and endures the humorous but sometimes painful passage from adolescence to womanhood. Sentimental moments can be too sticky-sweet at times, but humor, disappointment, and small triumphs are convincingly portrayed, offering a universal appeal. Adapted from the Maeve Binchy novel.

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HBO, 1100 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, Phone: (212)512-7400, Fax: (212)512-7498, URL: http://www.hbo.com, Remarks: Online sales through www.store.hbo.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 96 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Drama, Campus Capers, Dublin, Coming of Age, Period Piece: 1950s, Books to Film: Maeve Binchy
Screenplay
Andrew Davies
Cast
Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows, Colin Firth, Alan Cumming, Aidan Gillen
Cinematography
Kenneth Macmillan
Director
Pat O'Connor
Music
Michael Kamen
Other
John Jympson, Chris Seagers
Producer
Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky, Frank Price, Price Ent., Lantana Productions, Savoy Pictures

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