Gee whizz, Metal Mummy knows how to throw a little bit of a curve ball. As I have done on the past week Tuesdays, I thought I'd join in with her movie meme again as I really enjoyed the last two which were chick flicks and 80s films. Those were right in my comfort zone. World cinema is not.
I don't do films with subtitles. They take way to much concentration and for some reason foreign films have just never appealed to me. Metal Mummy has clarified for me that I can choose a film "that isn't from the country I am in" and obviously that opens up the US but that's a bit of a cop-out isn'it it? So instead I am going for Ireland and perhaps a little known film called The Snapper.
The Snapper is a made-for-television film based on the book of the same name, written by Roddy Doyle who wrote The Commitments. It's not the greatest film ever but appeals to me because it reminds me a lot (perhaps too much) of my mums large Irish family, all based in Dublin. This film was released in 1993 when I was 13. I spent a lot of holidays in Dublin in the first 16 years of life (I'm ashamed to say I've not been back since!) so this just evokes a lot of memories for me - the locations, the fashions, the accents.
The story centres around the Curley family and the eldest daughter Sharon's unexpected pregnancy and how various members of her family and friends react to the news. As you might expect there's a lot of dry Irish humour and a fair bit of swearing.
I have now got the biggest urge to watch this again!
Mrs M x
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