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      The Snapper

      R Released Aug 6, 1993 1 hr. 34 min. Comedy List
      97% 33 Reviews Tomatometer 86% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Twenty-year-old Irish lass Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) still lives at home with her mom (Ruth McCabe), dad (Colm Meaney) and many siblings. But notoriety in her small town suddenly arrives in the unlikeliest of forms when, after a boozy night on the town, she becomes pregnant and refuses to divulge the identity of the baby's father. Eventually, the not-so-proud dad is exposed, bringing new levels of embarrassment and complication to the devout Roman Catholic Curley household. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 17 Buy Now

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      Warm, funny, and populated by easily relatable characters, The Snapper is a compulsively watchable slice-of-life dramedy with much to recommend.

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      Emily S This is a movie about a young girl being raped and the trauma she goes through as a result. I wouldn't call it a comedy or light hearted in any sense. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review john k A brilliant caption of Irish culture in the early 80/90s, a cult movie in Ireland and can be funny Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review jonathan m For you American fans this movie is an institution in my country of Ireland it is well loved by all. It is very picturesque of yesteryear and the locations you see here pretty much 90% of the capital which is Dublin most housing estates where 100% similar to this. Even down to the decor we all had those porcelain fruit bowls and net curtins no doubble glazing,The world was a carefree place back then we didn't have the worries that we have now.There is three films in the set and they were all supposed to be related but sadly when you sell-out to Hollywood and you don't do too well at the box office Hollywood takes over. The theme tune or the title music should I say it's by a band called "lick the Tins" they had a hit single with the song falling in love and and they won album of the year in Ireland. They only had one alubm and one charting single. It's my favourite of the three films I don't like the other ones the van or the commitments buy getting to see my country on film is fascinating. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review steve d I wasn't interested in anything about it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Superbly funny and a fantastic adaptation from the book penned by real life genius that is Roddy Doyle!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Such a good man that dad... Bless them Curly's Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Anthony Lane New Yorker It sounds like a drab little tale, but in the hands of the film's director, Stephen Frears, it becomes a headlong tumble into good humor... Aug 31, 2020 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek As warm and lived-in as an old pair of boots, The Snapper is an honorable feel-good movie. Mar 13, 2015 Full Review Kim Newman Empire Magazine At once realistic and idealised, this is a rare attempt to make drama of ordinary people doing the right thing. Rated: 4/5 Mar 11, 2008 Full Review Film4 Staff Film4 Gritty, charming and with a heart as big as the Emerald Isle itself. Mar 11, 2008 Full Review TV Guide Well written and directed, The Snapper celebrates common sense and human decency, qualities which triumph over prudishness and restrictive social mores. Rated: 3.5/4 Mar 11, 2008 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 4/5 Feb 25, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Twenty-year-old Irish lass Sharon Curley (Tina Kellegher) still lives at home with her mom (Ruth McCabe), dad (Colm Meaney) and many siblings. But notoriety in her small town suddenly arrives in the unlikeliest of forms when, after a boozy night on the town, she becomes pregnant and refuses to divulge the identity of the baby's father. Eventually, the not-so-proud dad is exposed, bringing new levels of embarrassment and complication to the devout Roman Catholic Curley household.
      Director
      Stephen Frears
      Executive Producer
      Mark Shivas
      Screenwriter
      Roddy Doyle
      Distributor
      Alta Films S.A., Miramax Films
      Production Co
      BBC
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 6, 1993, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 8, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $674.8K
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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