A sweetly sentimental story of the unlikely friendship between two Irish immigrant girls in New York with a black artist dying of aids while their poverty stricken parents lose another baby. Utter rubbish. When are we going to see something from the Irish that doesn’t involve terrorism or poverty?
Some scenes are pure poetry though. They should have shot the writers before the film. This film should have been shot start to finish as a fifteen (make that five) minute montage with no dialogue, because that’s how badly the story lets down an otherwise excellent crew. Well, atleast some struggling English actors might get a shot at Hollywood stardom because of this film. It certainly wasn’t good for anything else.
Note to self. Don’t watch any other movies by Jim Sheridan.