'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at ...
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A brokenhearted English artist travels to Hope, USA, hoping to get on with his life. He starts by drawing faces there. He befriends the cute Mandy. But then his scheming ex shows up and wants him back.
Returning to the idealism of their hippie youth, two well-intentioned albeit clueless boomers ditch their former lives as elite New Yorkers to live in rural New Jersey running a hot air balloon business. Their adult children are mortified.
'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve reunite with their childhood friend, the ice-cool Nan Mahon, the 'college belle'. They also encounter the handsome and charming Jack Foley, whom Benny quickly falls for.Written by
To make Chris O'Donnell appear to be much taller than Minnie Driver than he really is, she had to walk in a ditch when they were filming the scene of their stroll in Knockglen. See more »
When Benny and Eve are walking down the street near the beginning of the film, the local butcher comes out of his shop holding a cleaver in his hand. In the immediate next shot, both of his hands are tucked into his apron with no cleaver in sight. See more »
Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan:
When all this started, all our families have lived in Knockglen for as long as anybody could remember. And in Ireland people have very long memories.
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It must be at least five or six years since I saw this movie last, and I couldn't remember much of it before I saw it again yesterday. That does not surprise me since Circle of Friends truly isn't a very memorable film. It's sweet and extremely well-acted (apart from the always boring Chris O'Donnell)... but that's about it.
It was fun, though, to see Minnie Driver, Saffron Burrows, and Aidan Gillen (Queer as Folk, UK version) in early roles. As always, Colin Firth delivered a fine performance.
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