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The Closer You Get (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 8 September 2000 (UK)
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Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and ... See full summary »

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Aileen Ritchie

Writers:

Herbie Wave (story), William Ivory (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hart ... Kieran O'Donnell
Sean McGinley ... Ian O'Donnell
Niamh Cusack ... Kate O'Leary
Ruth McCabe ... Mary Mulligan
Ewan Stewart ... Pat O'Leary
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Ollie Doyle
Cathleen Bradley Cathleen Bradley ... Siobhan
Sean McDonagh Sean McDonagh ... Sean Mulligan
Risteard Cooper Risteard Cooper ... Father Hubert Mallone
Maureen O'Brien ... Dollie Doyle
Pat Laffan ... Giovanni
Britta Smith Britta Smith ... Mrs. Duncannon
Joan Sheehy Joan Sheehy ... Joan
Patricia Martin Patricia Martin ... Mrs. Lock
Dessie Gallagher Dessie Gallagher ... Mickey
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Storyline

Irish lads send an ad to the Miami Herald inviting fit and enticing women, between the ages of 20 and 21, to live in their isolated Donegal village. The whole town knows about the ad, and it sharpens everyone's sense of the opportunities for happiness already at hand. Kate, a publican with a young daughter, is separating from her husband and catches the eye of a bachelor sheep farmer. Kieran the butcher realizes that his assistant Siobhan is comely, and then he discovers she's fiery as well. Ollie sends off for Dutch skin magazines that the village postmistress won't release to him. The men, and women, find counsel in their movie-loving priest. Will anyone answer the ad? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

This Spring, it isn't how far you search, it's how well you see. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Women See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,307, 27 February 2000

Gross USA:

$164,927

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$174,011
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Redwave Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the bar scene just before the dance, the symbols on the slot machine Kieran is playing change even though he isn't actually playing it at that time. See more »

Goofs

Ollie sets his tool chest down outside Mary's store. Then he picks it up and opens the door to enter. The next shot - from inside - shows him entering without the chest. The chest is not seen again. See more »

Quotes

Ollie Doyle: [Ollie wants to retrieve his adult magazines] Mary.
Mary Mulligan: Ollie, what do you want?
Ollie Doyle: I've come for me mags.
Mary Mulligan: Oh, no you don't. Ha. Hmph!
Ollie Doyle: Don't you scoff at me, Mary Mulligan. I have something to say to you. I'm 36 years of age, and I'm a man. Only, half the things I should have done in my life - well, I haven't. Well, that's gonna change. I want a woman, Mary. I want to... pierce the celestial heavens with our love-making. I want to worship at the altar of her naked body, and shroud her breasts with the ...
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Connections

References Saint Joan (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Horny
Written by Mousse T. / Errol Rennella
Performed by Render Masikverlag GMBH/Edition Merg
Licensed courtesy of Render Music (London) Limited
Courtesy of AMPM/Universal Island Records Limited
By kind permission of Peppermint JAM GmbH
Polymedia Film & TV, a Universal Music Company
Courtesy of American
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A lovely feelgood movie
11 September 2000 | by Chris_DockerSee all my reviews

A beautiful and worthy film, set in a small and fairly isolated village in Ireland, yet, like the village and its inhabitants, the film is also, sadly, rather forgettable. The people living in this tiny community, whilst optimistic, charismatic and full of life, also realize the dead-end nature of their situation. The men long to travel and meet beautiful women in exotic places. They put an ad in an American publication hoping to attract women to join them for a local dance, but the women fare rather better by attracting the local Spanish fishermen.

The movie could easily have degenerated into Hollywood-style unbelievability but it resists the temptation. The characters, their lives, and how they develop are convincing and moving. The title refers to missing what is important (in love and life) when it is under your nose.

A lovely feelgood movie.


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