In the Fifties town of Castlebay, Ireland, young student Clare O'Brien (Siobhan Garahy) dreams of going to University, but is constantly hampered by her narrow-minded mother Agnes. With the encouragement of local teacher Angela O'Hara (Geraldine James), Clare eventually leaves to study in Dublin, where she begins a romance with fellow student David Power. However, David has a rival for Clare's love in the unwholesome form of Gerry Doyle. Back at home, Angela faces censure from the town gossips over her relationship with recovering alcoholic Dick Dillon.
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As I mentioned, the series is very faithful to the book and I think the actors did a fine job, I just felt like it was a bit slow for movie, no big dramatic sequences, I kind of felt like it just went on and on and on...
Also, and I don't think this will spoil anything, the ending was a disappointment, whether you have read the book or not.
Overall, Maeve Binchy fan or not, I would give this video a try for curiosity more than anything.