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Rated
PG
Runtime 94 min
Ratings
64% critics Rotten Tomatoes
78% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 15+ Common Sense Media
Genre Drama
Release 12/25/02
Actors Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Pierce Brosnan
Directors Bruce Beresford
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.
Genre Drama
Release 12/25/02
Actors Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh, Pierce Brosnan
Directors Bruce Beresford
1953. Desmond Doyle is devastated when his wife abandons their family on the day after Christmas. His unemployment and the fact that there is no woman in the house to care for the children, Evelyn, Dermot and Maurice, make it clear to the authorities that his is an untenable situation. The Irish courts put the Doyle children into Church-run orphanages. Although a sympathetic judge assures Desmond that he'll get his children back after he gets a job, he learns there's another barrier. During that time, Evelyn suffers abuse while Desmond goes to court to get his children back. A barmaid, her brother, her suitor, and a tippling footballer become Desmond's team.