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American Women
American Women
Actors: Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, Niamh Cusack, Ruth McCabe, Ewan Stewart
Director: Aileen Ritchie
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
PG-13     2006     1hr 30min

For five desperate Irishmen, the perfect girl is abroad... so they place an ad in a Miami newspaper, hoping to entice American beauties to their tiny Irish village. The scheme to stir up a bit of romance works, but not th...  more »


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Actors: Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, Niamh Cusack, Ruth McCabe, Ewan Stewart
Director: Aileen Ritchie
Creators: Robert Alazraki, Sue Wyatt, Mark Huffam, Polly Leys, Uberto Pasolini, Herbie Wave, William Ivory
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 01/10/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The Closer You Get
Laura Coffing | west jordan, UT USA | 10/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Closer You Get- the harder it is to see the things that are staring you in the face- as the boys in this small Irish village find out. No matter where you live- you can relate to what the people of this small village feel (and do). The humor in this movie is light and refreshing. The music is just as fun (I recommend the soundtrack as well). This movie ranks up in my top 10 of the year."
Enchanting Irish Comedy
flickjunkie | 10/05/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a quaint and charming little comedy about life and love in rural northwestern Ireland. Though it was a fun flick, the question remains how many rural Irish comedies can we watch before the material starts to get stale? The story begins with the single men of this little town complaining that the women are substandard and there are no marriage prospects. After downing far too many pints, they decide to place an advertisement in the Miami Herald to see if they can induce some American women to come to Ireland to the big town dance. When the townswomen get wind of the scheme, they invite some Spanish fishermen to the same dance. The result is a succession of comical situations where everyone makes fools of themselves in anticipation of the big day. The net result of all this is the lesson Dorothy learned when she left Kansas; that when you are looking for your heart's desire, you don't have to look any further than your own backyard. Aileen Ritchie's directorial debut was marked by some nice photography of well-selected locations and an alluring portrayal of the local color and appeal. The characters all seemed very genuine and unaffected; the way country folks generally are regardless of national origin. The scenes leading up to the dance work well, but the film bogs down after the dance as the tone changes from mirthful to dramatic. The acting was generally good with a couple of standouts. Ian Hart stole the show as Kieran the headstrong town butcher. He was simultaneously affable and obnoxious. His character's complete obliviousness to how ridiculous he was gave Hart ample opportunity to become a laugh magnet. Niahm Cusack was also enchanting as Kate, mixing mischievousness with romantic appeal to create a delightful character.I rated this film a 7/10. It is very light fare, silly enough that it will get a chuckle or two out of almost everyone."
Marvelous and Delightful-
S. Miller | New Mexico United States | 10/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What a gem!! This movie has a little something for all. Usually mom's movies are not watched by the teens, but this movie is the exception. Not just once but several times.

The characters are charming enough to be endearing, yet exasperating enough to be believable. A fine balance not to be seen in many films.

Put on the popcorn, sit back, relax, laugh and enjoy!"
"Characters" in every sense
David G. Long | Tomahawk, WI | 10/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Definitely a keeper! I've never been to Ireland, but this story makes you want to know more of it and the folks in the movie. At the end, young Sean (I think that was the character's name) is setting out to see the world... what a great sequel that would make.
As soon as it's available on DVD, I'll buy it."