Saturday, 30 March 2013
Another decent Irish-themed movie that never gets a mention! This one has comedian Jimeoin escaping the North and he heads to Oz. As an illegal immigrant he goes on a TV dating show and flees officials. He hides out with a pal and both go backpacking. The baddies from home follow. Well-made and enjoyable with some impressive songs on the soundtrack. Some good points get made: how Irish people find it difficult to compete with the over-confident Australians; the hot weather doesn't suit everyone; some Irish don't like Australia but they don't like Ireland anymore; and people mistaking them for Scots! There's impresive editing where different sub-plots collide. This one is recommended and is funnier than any Irish Film Board comedy.
Title: The craic
Genre: Road comedy
Rather sad article in today's Irish Independent newspaper about Ireland's most overrated female film director. She's been abroad...