Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Circle of friends

The most commercially successful of the Film Board titles from the '90s? Three young women move to Dublin in the '50s. Cummings is the standout as he steals the movie from everyone. He also steals money from his job! Like most of these titles there's the usual contrast between the big city and the rural locations. Lots of frank talk and sleazy characters too. Impressive movie but not a patch on similar Hollywood titles e.g. The group.

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