Angela's AshesJanuary 21, 2000
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the…
Release Year: 1999
Rating: 7.1/10 (11,665 voted)
Critic's Score: 54/100
Stars: Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen
Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the IRA, and when he does find money, he spends the money on drink.
Writers: Frank McCourt, Laura Jones
Uncle Pa Keating
(as Shane Murray Corcoran)
New Born Michael
Sean Carney Daly
The Hopes of a Mother. The Dreams of a Father. The Fate of a Child.
Release Date: 21 January 2000
Filming Locations: Ardmore Studios, Herbert Road, Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $54,628
(26 December 1999)
(21 May 2000)
Did You Know?
Last Cinema film of Martin Benson.
A lunar eclipse can only occur when the moon is completely full, not gibbous as shown in the movie. Also, a lunar eclipse would not cast a moving shadow.
When I look back on my childhood, I wonder how my brothers and I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood. The happy childhood is hardly worth telling. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. And worse still is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.
Angela's Ashes is a gentle movie about love, suffering, striving, and
eventually, triumphing. There are no explosions, no aliens, no car crashes,
no easy answers. The acting is uniformly excellent with Robert Carlyle's
performance as Malachy McCourt especially outstanding. Beautifully
photographed, funny and devastating by turns, Angela's Ashes is an
experience to be treasured.