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Angela's Ashes (Spec) (2000)

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A movie directed by Alan Parker

Because Frank McCourt's bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirAngela's Asheswas dearly embraced by millions of readers, it was perhaps inevitable that Alan Parker's film version would prove somewhat disappointing. McCourt's book is blessed with subtleties … see full wiki

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Director: Alan Parker
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  • May 1, 2002
Very seldom do films based upon a literary work stay true to the original text. Even more rare are films that are successful in such a venture. ANGELA'S ASHES is such a film. The film is an almost word for word adaptation of McCourt's beloved memoir and is full of all the novel's pathos and sympathy. The characters are real and the story is moving.

The narration of the film, both adds and detracts from the movie's impact. The novel was very depressing, but was also filled with a self-depreciating wit and humor that lightened the seriousness of the situations described. In the movie, almost all of the scenes that contain any humor are the ones that include the narration. At the same time, the narration often does distract the audience from the drama occuring on screen.

The acting is superb and the story is touching. And even though I read the book and knew the outcome of McCourt's adventures, the movie left me in tears at the end. Great art tends to do that.

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