The Snapper is perhaps the best Irish Comedy to have ever hailed from the shores of this tiny Island. Not only are the characters fully developed, interesting, intruiging, loving and human - they are unforgettably watchable. This is a movie that you can watch over and over and over and still never tire of it! What differs the most about this Irish movie compared to others is that the main focus of the film is not the 'Irishness' or 'Oirishness' of the characters, in fact (thankfully) we are not subjected to the usual bias cultural discourse we usuall have to endure when viewing Irish movies (usually made by foreigners... about 'being Irish'), no, instead (thank God!) this film is based on a Universal theme - an unplanned pregnancy! The Script is at times hilarious, but always realistic and sympathetic. Colm Meany's relationship with his daughter (played by Tina Kelleher) is tangibly real and magnetic. The Kids are great too, in particular Joanne Gerrard as the disgruntled Teenage daugheter with wojus fashion sense, but of all the Kids it's Colm O'Byrne who really shines as the hilarious youngest 'ungrateful' Brother. This is a must see!!