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on 24 November 2010
Mickeybo and me are about two young kids belonging to different sides of the bridge in Belfast in the 1970s. They accidentally meet and together they roam the streets of Belfast during the "troubles". Having families who had their minds elsewhere they got ample opportunities to slip away. Mickeybo is the tougher character who gets Jon Jo along on his "missions" that is to say stealing and breaks in. They run into problems and escape to "Australia".The movie reflects in a great manner their life as fugitives.
The movie both funny and sad. The children experience the hard core of life, which a kid never ought to take part in. It reflets the troubles without being too specific about it.
I used this movie in the English classroom. It became a huge success. My students simply loved it and became very into the two kids on the run. Wonderfully acted and good drive. There was no standstill.
I really recommend it.
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on 9 May 2010
This film is excellent and the smooth running of the story line is a credit to the two excellent young actors in the main roles. The film is set in the 70s during one of the most sensitive times of sectarian divide in Northern Ireland, one boy is catholic the other protestant and as they are too young to understand the significanse of the violence that is happening around them, they become firm (bloodbrothers) friends for life.
This film is very funny, yet hits you with the pangs of sadness that the troubles have caused to so many families when you are least expecting it.
I would recommend this film to anyone - but would advise that if you are unfamiliar with the Northern Irish accent the you put the subtitles on so you don't miss out on any of the jokes.
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on 5 December 2009
This film is both funny and sad and if you have grown up in the troubles in Northern Ireland you will no doubt be able to relate to this film (but you don't HAVE to have grown up there - you'll still understand it) Its great!!! Don't miss out!
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on 7 March 2010
Really good laugh. Just hearing the Belfast accent is funny never mind the innocents of the two young boys and their quick wit is hilarious. Well worth a watch (several times I have to say).
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on 6 June 2014
Northern Ireland in the 70's, this portrays the feelings so well, no one is born hating anyone or anything, it is passed down (or along) from other people. This is a poignant tale of 2 boys who dont see the bitterness in one being Catholic the other a protestant, until something happens to one of their family, and then the tensions set in. Such a shame that this is still blighting the North of Ireland to this day.
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on 8 December 2013
Watched this the other night with my husband. Both born in Northern Ireland in the 70s and this is NOT to be missed. Humourous yet true picture of the way children seen a way past religious division in society and then how further division grew. Humourous, hilarious and NOT to be missed in you're from Northern Ireland especially!
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on 23 September 2013
Loved this film..Some great performances from the actors,the two lads who are the main characters and the absolute acting from Adrian Dunbar and the Wonderful job of Julie Walters.A great piece of Norn Iron film...:) Thought provoking,humorous,and moving....
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on 20 November 2012
Well worth buying if you like the working class sense of humour which finds fun in everything, as it does with the 'Troubles' in northern Ireland. Lovely film with subtitles for deaf/hard of hearing.
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on 18 February 2014
How could 2 young boys act so well? I can watch this film again and again - I adore these boys. The story is at once hilarious and then so dreadfully sad.

You do need to understand the Ulster accent and language to be able to totally understand some of what they say - use the sub titles if in doubt. " Lumbering" by the way means "snogging".

Set in the early 1970s in a strife torn Belfast, it follows 2 friends in their own adventure. The Troubles are often in the back ground of their great adventure but when you least expect it, it hits you slap in the face.

Watch this and enjoy.....
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on 12 December 2012
This film is about two young boys who are growing up while living in Ireland during the hights of the civil unrest between cathelic and protestent, the cathelic boy@ Mickybo crosses the border while being chased by a boy gang and hangs about in the protestant area thinking nothing of it... then he meets a lad called Johnjo and they hit it of as friends the boys spend time together and set of in life impersonating western cowboy heros Butch Cassady and the Sundance kid.

Realy good movie to watch even educational for all the family - Its a look at reality and what can happen and must of happened to some simular context or extent during the normalities of life during the unrest in Ireland ....... A good movie
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