Waking Ned Devine

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7.31 h 31 min1999X-RayPG
A winning lottery ticket transforms the lives of the inhabitants of a rural Irish village.
Directors
Kirk Jones
Starring
Ian BannenDavid KellyFionnula Flanagan
Genres
Science FictionComedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Susan LynchJames Nesbitt
Producers
Mark EzraKeith HayleyAlexandre HeylenRichard HolmesStephen MargolisMiara MartellGlynis MurrayNeil Peplow
Studio
20th Century Fox
Rating
PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

4938 global ratings

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Arizona JeffriesReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Quaint and funny
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The movie setting is in Ireland, the actors fit their roles and appear to be genuinely Irish. There are no firearms, no profanity, and no illicit sexual scenes, just quality acting along with genuine accents and Irish structures. The laughs just sort of sneak up on you as a consequence of the actors accents, age ,appearance and reactions to circumstances in the movie. It's a thoroughly entertaining movie and I fear that if you don't laugh out loud at this one then possibly your sense of humor is in need of repair. Highly recommended.
4 people found this helpful
Santa's elfReviewed in the United States on February 5, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Get your Irish on!
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Loved this movie! It certainly brings to mind the old adage of "oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." My only criticism is basically one that cannot be helped. Those of us who watch the movie who are not Irish might have a hard time understanding the conversations. For me the first 10 minutes of the movie might as well have been spoken in an alien language. I could only catch a few words here and there. But eventually my ear tuned in to the rhythm and structure of the Irish brogue and I thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the movie. It is study of human nature; the foibles, friendships and fierce devotion of a small Irish village inhabitants.
11 people found this helpful
Nathan WilliamsReviewed in the United States on April 1, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Irish Film Ever. I mean it.
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One of those "hidden gems" when it was released, my entire family watches this every year on St. Patrick's Day. Everyone--from the littles to the grandparents--loves it. The cast is PERFECT. There are laugh-out loud moments, and the gaps between them are filled with consistent chuckles. Though we know the story well, by the end of the film, more than a couple of us are moved to tears. "Waking Ned Devine" is utterly endearing.
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RC EvansReviewed in the United States on October 25, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
A complete GEM of a movie!
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A complete GEM of a movie! The little seaside village on the Isle Of Man is filled with unforgettable characters, not the least of which are the two main plotters in their scheme to enrich the entire village from the lotto. The winning lotto ticket, which Ned Devine held but alas, was unable to claim, is the focus of this sly and witty comedy, and the hilarious efforts to highjack the ticket as "what Ned would have wanted" will have you laughing out loud along with a tear or two. And the musical score is unforgettable. Don't miss it!
13 people found this helpful
Joseph FerraizReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Small Rectangle in the middle of the Screen.
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This is one of my all-time favorite movies. I've been searching for a copy for a long time. I was so excited to find it on Amazon at a decent price. However....this is the second copy I've ordered because the first one didn't seem like an authentic copy. The font on the main title screen had a strange font "$" where a regular "S" should be. The copyright warning played.. everything was just fine until the movie started. Idk if it was the device I was playing it on...but it wasn't a full screen format. It wasn't even widescreen. It was just a small rectangle in the middle of the screen!! No way to adjust it AT ALL. Believe me, I checked and checked. Is every copy this way? The movie plays...but I'm highly annoyed that it looks this way.
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Red KatReviewed in the United States on August 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A classic !
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This movie is a gem! We watch it every year for St. Patricks Day and never get tired of it. It is charming, very funny, clean and the actors are excellent. This is a must have for any library. I have bought this as a gift for people who like comedy's that are not typical . Everyone who sees this loves it. Beware if you lend it out because you may not get it back, which is why I am ordering more than 1 copy!
9 people found this helpful
Happy AmazonerReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
You will either totally love - or totally hate it!
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Watch it - you will love it or hate it! Listen closely as the Irish brogue is the real thing and there are many times we have to "rewind" to catch some of the funniest quips. It's a story that starts as one of slight greed and becomes one of sharing and compassion - with lots of funny twists along the way. It is a timeless piece of work!
10 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Delightful, Short, Whimsical Little Tale -- Was It Based On a True Story?
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This is a delightful, short (one and a half hours), whimsical little tale that seems like it very well could have been based on a true story (a part of me hopes that it was!). Some moments are typical dry British/Irish wit whilst others are sheer hilarity - imagine a scrawny geriatric Irishman racing as fast as he can through the Irish countryside on a motorbike wearing absolutely nothing save for a helmet and goggles plus his boots, for example! Although the main surface subject regards how this very small, quaint Irish town (Tullymore) collectively deals with lottery winnings, THE STORY REALLY IS CENTERED UPON THOSE THINGS WHICH TRULY MATTER IN LIFE (not money). Plus, if you're somewhat the musical type, it has a very nice soundtrack (not "excellent," but "very nice"). The movie opens dramatically with The Waterboys' 1988 "Fisherman's Blues" (which, if I recall correctly, was more of a 90s hit?). The rest is filled with more traditional tunes. Give it a try if you haven't already!
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