Evelyn


Based on true events in Ireland in 1953, this film tells of a landmark court case which changed Irish law and partially broke the power of the Catholic Church in Ireland. After his wife walks out on him and his three kids, dad is devastated when the kids are taken away from him to be cared for by the church. He drinks too much, and Irish law did not allow for single dads to raise children. While drowning his sorrows, he falls for the local barmaid, who hooks him up with her lawyer brother. Soon, dad has a high-powered legal team, and the action switches to the courtroom. The kids, meanwhile, are doing their best to survive the grim institutional life.


95 minutes.
Parental Guidance .
Comedy, Drama, On the Art Circuit
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Credits

Cast
Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quin, Julianna Margulies, Stephen Rea, John Lynch, Sophie Vavasseur, Alan Bates
Director
Bruce Beresford
ScreenplayPaul Pender
MusicStephen Endelman
CinematographyAndre Fleuren
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
Made in2002
Produced byCineEvelyn, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG, First Look Media, Irish DreamTime

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus
Derek Wilson
15
The Cape Times
Anthony Quinn
5
The Star
Tanya Farber
12
Die Burger
Gabriël Botma
5
eye Weekly
Catharine Tunnacliffe
5
Box Office
Kevin Courrier
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
15
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
15
BBC
Jamie Russell
10

What the People say

Internet
523 Netizens
14

Average .. 51%

10




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