The Stag 2014

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Self-confessed metrosexual Fionnan doesn?t want a stag do, but would happily attend the Hen. Ruth, the now concerned bride-to-be (Amy Huberman), promptly persuades the, marginally more-macho, best man (Andrew Scott) to organise one

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1 hour, 34 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director John Butler
Studio Arrow
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.5 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Distant Dweller on 18 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
I didn't really know too too much going into this film.I knew that it was about a bachelor party. I really really enjoyed it. It was hilarious in a heart warming way which I think is kind of rare these days. All of the characters were fantastic. The Machine! You want to punch him in the face, but you can't help but end up loving him. It's a comedy with depth, it really touches on Human nature.

I love Andrew Scott to pieces. He has such an amazing range. Just like everything else he blew me away in this.

The ending was so perfect and funny. Definitely a movie worth owning and watching over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charlie Oh on 27 July 2014
Format: DVD
I love Andrew Scott as much as the next person, but despite the majority of these reviews, he isn't actually the highlight of the film. Each character has strengths and all the actors bring emotional depth and something unique to the film. Distinctly Irish, but without falling into traditional themes and tropes, The Stag is more than a few cheap laughs won over with derogatory humour. Considering it's an independent film made with a very low budget, it's an incredible film. Original, sharp, fresh and witty; I'm not sure what film the people giving one star reviews were watching, because it's hard to believe anyone could come out of this without loving it. Would definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Richard Morton TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 Sept. 2014
Format: DVD
The Stags got enough going for it to make it worth a watch - an eclectic cast of characters and some ridiculous situations raise a fair few chuckles and the odd guffaw.

The set up is quick and effective - Fionnan is about to get married and against his better judgement gets roped into a stag trip in the great Irish outdoors with a few of his best buds and one very uninvited guest.Things don't go to plan though (obviously) and various hi-jinks follow - fires, flesh hungry dogs, gun toting locals, loss of clothes and more.

The cast are good, largely led by Andrew Scott (from TV's Sherlock) and Peter McDonald as "The Machine", the previously mentioned uninvited guest who almost walks off with the entire film after his introduction. There's also a few internal struggles, emotional moments and life lessons for the boys along the way. It all bubbles along ok, like I said before, there's enough gags to keep you chuckling. The ending is pure cheese but they just about get away with it.
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By Thomas J. on 30 Mar. 2015
Format: DVD
I decided to watch this based on the cast and the basic premise. A great cast is wasted here on a flawed storyline and dislikeable characters. I'm a fan of Amy Huberman but her character comes across as manipulative and controlling and there isn't much to redeem her in the film. She plays a bride concerned that her fiancé Fionnan interested in planning their wedding and so deals with this by forcing him to go on a stag weekend against his will. She then sends her brother (Peter McDonald), a loud, homophobic bully who she knows Fionnan and his friends detest, to join them on the stag weekend! For most of the film it's unclear why the characters do any of the things they do - for example, the stag weekend is spent hiking through the hills despite the fact that nobody in the party actually likes hiking.

Andrew Scott (cast as the best man) does the best he can with his role, but ultimately the plot twists all feel very contrived, and the final redemption of Peter McDonald's character is completely unconvincing. By the end of the film I was hoping that none of these characters would have to meet each other again - including the bride and groom!
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
We stumbled across this film one evening after the usual protracted debate about what everyone wanted to watch - with no-one quite agreeing on anything but not wishing to reject each other's tentative suggestions... and then we went for The Stag as comedy is the compromise genre. What a lucky strike - a really funny film that somehow just manages to stay this side of credibility. Yes i know that Hangover and Bridesmaids have done the pre-wedding arena but The Stag doesn't attempt to copycat - it comes across as fresh and original with great performances from the "normal" guys who organise a stag for a groom that really doesn't want one. Not as hilarious as Hangover, less contrived than Bridesmaids and ten times funnier than Bad Neighbours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amy on 20 July 2014
Format: DVD
Sweet, funny and touching. A lovely little Irish film. Great use of music and beautiful cinematography
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Format: Blu-ray
Great movie, the characters and story are very strong and funny. Sometimes I was laughing so much, I was in tears. Very clever yet simple storyline, that pulls you in from the start and just keeps getting better as you watch. Don't miss this movie , it completely surprised me how much I enjoyed it.
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Format: DVD
I really enjoyed this film - had some real heart warming parts and some laugh out loud moments too. Some great characters make this film above average. You kind of know where its going half way through but its still fun to watch. Would recommend.
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