Angela's Ashes Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Angela's Ashes the Movie

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Frank McCourt's devastating memoir covers growing up poverty-stricken in Limerick during the 1930s, with an alcoholic father (Carlyle) and a mother (Watson) struggling to hold the family together while dealing with her own deep depression. The book had the saving graces of lyricism and wit. Unfortunately, the film misses all that and is merely bleak despite the talented cast (including the three actors who play Frank through the years).


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 145 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Ireland, Hard Knock Life, Great Depression, On the Rocks, Childhood Visions, Family Drama
Robert Carlyle, Laura Jones
Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge, Ronnie Masterson, Pauline McLynn
Michael Seresin
Alan Parker
John Williams
Andrew Bennett
Scott Rudin, David Brown, Alan Parker, Adam Schroeder, Paramount Pictures

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