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Waking Ned Devine

9 Ratings: 4.0
A comedy movie directed by Kirk Jones

When local wag Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) discovers that one of his neighbors in the village of Tulaigh Mohr is a lottery winner he sees a chance to share in the wealth. Things get complicated when Jackie and his pal Michael O'Sullivan (David … see full wiki

Director: Kirk Jones
Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 20, 1998
MPAA Rating: PG
5 reviews about Waking Ned Devine
review by . December 18, 2009
A movie to make you smile
Long-time Irish lottery player Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) discovers that someone in his tiny village has won a huge jackpot. When the lucky winner dies, Jackie and his old pal Michael (David Kelly) come up with a plan to cash in anyway.       This simple tale of likeable folk who conspire to commit grand larceny is a real feel-good comedy. Bannen and Kelly are irresistible and had me under their spell from the beginning. The charm of the story comes from the close friendship …
review by . October 10, 2008
Pros: A nice, fun movie to cozy up with.     Cons: A wee bit short, but ah well.     The Bottom Line: A good comedy that will make you giggle and enjoy the antics inside a little Irish village.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. A co-worker and I were discussing soundtracks one day and she mentioned one from the movie Waking Ned Devine. I'd never seen the movie, but after her little synopsis and …
review by . December 30, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
The fine acting, fine story and the soundtrack that is just a pleasure to listen to combine to make Waking Ned Devine a movie that I never get sick of watching.    This movie deserves a higher rank and move sales. It is hard to find movies like this made in the last 10 years. It has all the qualities that make a film last.    Buy it.
review by . October 05, 2001
Pros: Beautifully shoot, funny, whimsical, charming, sweet     Cons: N/a     The Bottom Line: Not your average American comedy, but then thats why its a delight to watch!      Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie's plot. We’ve all dreamed of winning the lottery; of striking it rich one faithful night when all the stars are aligned in our favor, and God shines his grace upon us; of carefree days in the hot tropical …
review by . April 09, 2001
posted in Movie Hype
WAKING NED DEVINE is a delightful Irish film sure to tickle your funny bone in one way or the other. The story revolves around two old friends who figure out someone in their small village (population 52) has won the national lottery. After several failed attempts at uncovering who the lucky person is, they discover the winner to be the big-hearted Ned Devine. The only problem is that Ned is dead; dying from the shock of winning such a fortune. A plan is put into action, that eventually involves …
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