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An Off-Beat Trans-Atlantic Romance
on 9 December 2003
Talk about snide humour and satisfying romance! Janeane Garofolo is at her wittiest as Marcy, a political aide from Boston, who flies to Ireland to search for her senator's roots in a last ditch political gimmick, ending up stuck in a small Irish village at the height of a matchmaking festival.
Janeane spars beautifully with David O'Hara (Stephen from Braveheart), who is funny, dead-pan, and really kinda yummy in his role as Sean, a disillusioned journalist-turned-bartender. The two leads both irritate and fascinate each other as they dodge matchmaking attempts during their fruitless search for a mythical family called the McGlorys.
Wonderful performances by Milo O'Shea and Dennis Leary. It's a pity that this film is not available on UK DVD. Really a remarkable romance with no mush!