Be prepared to weep for this dark and depressing and yet inspiring movie. Just when you think it can't get any worse, it does and does again.
The story of a hopelessly distraught Irish Catholic family who sinks deeper and deeper into misery with every day. The scenery is stark and almost every scene is one of a torrential downpour. The poor family loses member after member due to illness, malnourishment, and disease. The whole movie is simply a downer.
But...there are many moments where you simply have to laugh, which I think is the point that not matter what happens you can still find hope and humor.
It's hard to say who would enjoy this sort of film, certainly not a date movie or one for children. Perhaps those who loved the book will enjoy this movie.