Actors: Jackie, Ned, Michael
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Waking Ned Devine|
|Somebody in the tiny Irish village of Tulaigh Mohr ("Tully Moore"), population 58, has won the Irish lottery, with a prize worth 6.9 million pounds. But no one steps forward to claim it. Elderly Jackie O'Shea and Michael O'Sullivan sniff around and discover that poor Ned Devine was holding the winning ticket the night he died. This cheerfully wicked, totally charming film details Jackie and Michael's attempts, with the help of most of the rest of the town, to fool the lottery officials and law enforcement officials into thinking nobody died, and Jackie is Ned, so our heroes can bring home the big money. Lizzie Quinn, a "nasty piece of work," makes things a bit difficult, and the priest naturally has a qualm or two. . . .
--David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|This movie was about a man (Ned Devine)who won the lottery and died from the shock of it. when his friends find him they embark on a long journey to try to claim the money. this movie will make you laugh and cry at the same time, it will also inspire you to pursue your dreams.
--Kelly Harrington, Resident Scholar
|Jackie and Michael pretend that Michael is the deceased Ned Devine, who won the lottery aand then died.
--kaity loder, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Crime & Scandal
Kind of comedy
- bungling criminals
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (man) very skinny
How much in movie?
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- climbing on trails
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
- Occasional swearing
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