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  • Actors: Colm Meaney, Tina Kellegher, Ruth McCabe, Brendan Gleeson, Fionnula Murphy
  • Directors: Stephen Frears
  • Language: English
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Electric Pictures
  • VHS Release Date: 5 Sept. 1994
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004R6M3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,747 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Second part of Roddy Doyle's 'Barrytown' trilogy - preceded by 'The Commitments' and followed by 'The Van'. Dessie Curley (Colm Meaney) is a plasterer and, yes, likes getting plastered. With his wife Kay (Ruth McCabe), he rules over six lively children, one of whom, Sharon (Tina Kellegher), announces that she is pregnant. The family don't believe her story that the dad is a Spanish sailor, and suspicion falls upon a neighbour (Pat Laffan) who is just about to leave his wife. Set in the suburbs of Dublin, this was made for television but given a cinematic release after the success of 'The Commitments'.

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Eva Stewart on 14 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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!!
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Mary Whipple HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 12 Feb. 2005
Format: DVD
Soon after a wild night at the pub, twenty-year-old Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) finds herself expecting a little "snapper" by a man she loathes. Her refusal to name the father sets in motion a family drama involving her three brothers, two sisters, and her parents, along with her employers and all her friends. Kellegher, playing the role as a coarse, earthy, yet remarkably sensible young woman (with the exception of her excessive drinking during her pregnancy) soon discovers who her friends really are, as some people tease and torment her, some make remarks to her siblings, some force her father to take direct action in her defense, and all spread gossip.
Des Curley (Colm Meaney), Sharon's father, shows the whole world in his face, his emotions ranging from outrage toward Sharon for embarrassing the family to tender concern as her time draws near. As the eight-member family trips all over each other emotionally (ironically symbolized in their battles for the one bathroom, often occupied by Sharon), the tensions within the family grow more intense. Widespread speculation about who the father is disrupts the neighborhood, with some hotheads visiting their own brand of justice on the Curleys. The arrival of the baby offers a chance at resolution.
Often very funny and equally often very touching, the film features actors who do not act like actors, appearing to be grounded in the very neighborhood they inhabit in the film. With the pub as social center, we see the characters' lifestyles and mores--their attitudes toward sex and childbirth, their "escapes" from the workday, their daily amusements and sense of humor, and their lack of concern with the dogma of the church.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 April 2000
Format: VHS Tape
Colm Meaney is breathtaking in this movie which brings tears of laughter while being faithful to the real stuff of life. Its a wonderful tale of family values ...the Irish Waltons dealing with the trials and tribulations of everyday disfunctionality with humour and love.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Raven on 17 Oct. 2010
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Talk to anyone about the Barrytown Trilogy, anyone remotely in the know will always talk about "The Commitments" first.

However, for me, the snapper is the definitive highlight. colm meaney's performance alone makes this film an absolute joy to watch as his rampaging Da character has fights in bars, screams and swears about Georgy Burgess and his childish sulks with Sharon and Kay had me in stitches.

Tina kellegher is also magnificent as the shamed and ridiculed sharon. Her relationship with the two main men in the film; the Da and George Burgess is absolutely hilarious.

All in all, just fantastic viewing and I strongly recommend to anyone who likes a good deep belly laugh.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie De Pue TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 May 2010
Format: DVD
"The Snapper," (1993), a comedy directed by Stephen Frear (My Beautiful Laundrette [DVD] [1985]), began life as a television movie, but was quickly judged to be worth being better-known: and so was given theatrical release. It was nominated for a Golden Globe, and still deserves to be better-known. The script was written by Irish author Roddy Doyle, based on his own book of the same name. It's the second of his The Barrytown Trilogy: "The Commitments", "The Snapper" and "The Van", coming after the well-known, successful The Commitments (Special Edition) [DVD] [1991], and before the equally-funny The Van [DVD] [1996] It's set in a working-class Dublin neighborhood, and concerns the Curleys, a large, boisterous family. Now, I'd have to admit I've no first-hand experience of Irish working class families, or neighborhoods, and nobody we meet in this picture is any candidate for sainthood -- neighbors and family are nosy, and can be cruel-- but the picture's funny as all get-out. It's got wit to burn, and hearing the way the Irish use the English language adds greatly to its brilliant charm.

It was filmed on location in Dublin, and the locations are fairly accurately used; furthermore, it appears to provide a fairly accurate portrait of the early 90's city.
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