The Luck of the Irish Blogathon – Waking Ned Devine (1998)


This is the second of 5 posts dedicated to The Luck of the Irish Blogathon being held over at Pure Entertainment Preservation Society

Tnx Tiffany and Rebekah for letting me take part!

“He survived all those storms to be washed away by a few plastic lottery balls.” – Michael O’Sullivan

Number of Times Seen – 1 (17 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After a local dies when he finds out he won the lottery, his friends conspire to find a way to split the winnings with everyone in their small Irish town.

My Take on it –This is a film that I recall hearing about when it came out, yet never had much desire to watch because the premise didn’t sound interesting enough.

While doing my research for this blogathon, I came across it and decided to give it a chance because it both fit the theme so well and also sounded like more fun than I originally perceived it would be.

Boy, was that the right choice!

This is such a hilarious concept that works so well due to the salt of the Earth way that these characters are played.

They really give us the life perspective of people living in such a small village and the story plays out in such an enjoyable way.

The choice to use unfamiliar actors in most of the roles helps make things feel even more genuine and realistic as things move along.

The plot is such a simple one, yet is able to evoke so much emotion and poignancy as things progress.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A significant sleeper success, this earned over $50 million from a $3 million budget. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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