Actors: Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonough, Pierce Brosnan
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about Evelyn|
|This movie stars Pierce Brosnan as Desmond Doyle, an Irishman down on his luck. On Christmas day 1953 Desmond's wife Charlotte leaves him and their three kids: daughter Evelyn and sons Maurice and Dermot. The S.P.C.C. (The Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children) visits Desmond and with no job and no wife he is left powerless to save his children from being sent to live in instutions; the boys seperate from Evelyn who is sent to live with nuns.
At the court hearing the judge tells Desmond that he has to show a significant improvement in his financial and domestic circumstances in order to get his children back. He does get a job as a painter and works the pub with gis father singing songs. Meanwhile, Evelyn is having a hard time adapting to her new living arrangment as Sister Brigid slaps Evelyn for talking back to her. Desmond hits the bottle as hard as he working to get his children back gets himself a lawyer to help his case. They plead their case but Desmond does not get his children back. With the help of an old rugby player, Desmond starts getting media attention and the help of another lawyer who with the help of testimony of Evelyn, helps set a new precedent enabling Desmond to get his children back.
--Bobby Blades, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Family, struggling with
- custody battle
Main Char. ethnic: (if not US Caucasian)
- story of lower class
- coping with poverty (general)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- (man) short/standard wavey
- (man) average
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor?
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- (woman) long wavey
- (woman) average
How much in movie?
- general circumstances
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Movie makes you feel...
If soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
- Folk music
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