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Vowing to reunite his family, he enlists the help of new friend Bernadette Beattie (Julianna Margulies, E.R.), her solicitor brother Michael (Stephen Rea, The End of the Affair), their American lawyer friend Nick (Aidan Quinn, Michael Collins) and Nicks mentor Tom Connolly (Alan Bates, Sum of all Fears). Together they attempt to do what has never been done before challenge a law before the Irish Supreme Court. Doyles fight to keep his family intact becomes an uplifting testament to the strength of a fathers love and the power of the human spirit.
There are fine performances from Brosnan, Sophie Vavasseur as Evelyn, and Julianna Margulies, who shines in a cast that also features strong support from Alan Bates, Stephen Rea and Aidan Quinn. Evelyn is a heart-warming drama with barely a feel-good cliché left unturned, which may find its natural home on Christmas Day television as an alternative to the Bond movie on the other side. Consider it a gentle cousin to Angela's Ashes (1999); those seeking more caustic fare on a similar theme would do well to visit The Magdalene Sisters (2002).
On the DVD: Evelyn is presented with a short (21 min), thoughtful making-of featurette. There are good, highly informative commentaries by Bruce Beresford, and by producer Beau St Clair with Pierce Brosnan, in which the superstar reveals how seriously he took this low-budget film, and how much it meant to him. The original spoiler-filled trailer is also included. The film itself is anamorphically enhanced at the original 2.35:1 in a flawless transfer from a virtually perfect print. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack is a model of clarity that appropriately doesn't draw attention to itself. --Gary S Dalkin
Have been trying to find this film for years now I have and loved it, ot was really great.Published 5 months ago by tink
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