Rats is released from prison and needs to make some money; fast. To his dismay, things have changed dramatically during his absence; his mother no longer has time for him and his ...
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Rats is released from prison and needs to make some money; fast. To his dismay, things have changed dramatically during his absence; his mother no longer has time for him and his ex-bandmates alike. He wishes to help donate towards his obese aunty's trip to Lourdes. He struggles to find a job, yet never fails to find himself in a difficult situation.
This movie is great entertainment from 2004. The movie was created off the back of a 6 piece mockumentary commissioned by RTE called 'Paths to Freedom'. It focuses mainly on the lead character 'Rats' played by Michael McElhatton and his release from prison. After the savings for his morbidly obese auntie's trip to Lourdes is stolen Rats tries to help out but cannot hold down a job. His elderly mother is forced to work delivering pizzas on a scooter in order to gain money but when things take a turn for the worst and she has a road accident Rats is struck with an epiphany: Get the old band back together and enter the talent competition on national T.V. to win the prize money that will help with his auntie's trip to Lourdes.
There are some cameo appearances though out the movie like the late Gerry Ryan, Samantha Mumba and Louis Walsh. The movie is just a bit of fun and if you like inner city Dublin humour you will find this hilarious. This movie really didn't get enough recognition and I think it would be great if the character Rats resurfaced again.
I am giving this movie 8/10 as it is great Irish comedy and full of side splitting one liners like "ya look like Braveheart with a nappy on his head' and I am also a little biased. Please watch!
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