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      The Closer You Get

      PG-13 Released Feb 25, 2000 1h 30m Romance Comedy List
      32% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 46% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A group of ordinary Irish fellows are bored and dissatisfied with the local women in their small town. Led by fashion-conscious butcher Ian, they decide to pool their resources and put an ad in an American newspaper inviting American women to their town dance in the hope of attracting some exciting potential mates. The local women, including Ian's smitten assistant Siobhan, decide to retaliate in their own way. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Mar 22, 2002 Full Review Ben Falk BBC.com Rated: 2/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It's a sweet film, mildly pleasant to watch, but it's not worth the trip or even a detour. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emily Bobrow Film Journal International A harmlessly amusing comedy about the pursuit of love in a tiny Irish community. Mar 1, 2007 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...an innocuous, thoroughly forgettable comedy... Rated: 2/4 Jan 30, 2006 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Also called "American Women". Delightful! Fun. Sweet film from Ireland. A great story about "the grass is always greener", and what lengths people will go to for love. Really enjoyed.... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautifully filmed with quaint Irish seaside views. A delightful film in which the fish are out of water in their own pond. The men in a small Irish village cannot see their own perfect mates right before their eyes. It takes both the promise and threat of exotic newcomers coming to the village to make them realize that what they wanted was there right in front of them whole time. Fun and charming film with plenty of character. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Frances H The Closer You Get is one of those delightful movies the Irish seem to do so well about everyday life in a tiny remote village where everybody knows everybody else, and they are all eccentric characters capable of a great deal of naive charm. What starts the comic war of the sexes here, is when the single men of the village try to advertise to get some "sophisticated" and "exotic" American girls to marry by placing an ad in the Miami Herald. The local women find out and , although at first they are amused, they rapidly come to see the men's obsession as an insult to their feminine charms. When they take their own steps to find "exotic" male companionship, hilarity ensues. Although not enormously profound, the warm humanity of the characters and the beauty of the wild Irish coastal village make this a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining way to spend time at the movies. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/23/12 Full Review Audience Member what a fun and totally charming movie...the lads have to be seen to be believed...wonderful ending...very much recommend Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Audience Member typical run of the mill "Irish romantic-comedy" non-sense. Avoid Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Sweet story of finding what you're looking for in your own backyard. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A group of ordinary Irish fellows are bored and dissatisfied with the local women in their small town. Led by fashion-conscious butcher Ian, they decide to pool their resources and put an ad in an American newspaper inviting American women to their town dance in the hope of attracting some exciting potential mates. The local women, including Ian's smitten assistant Siobhan, decide to retaliate in their own way.
      Director
      Aileen Ritchie
      Producer
      Uberto Pasolini
      Screenwriter
      Herbie Wave, William Ivory
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox, Fox
      Production Co
      Redwave Films
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Sexual Material|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Feb 25, 2000, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $221.9K
      Runtime
      1h 30m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby, Surround, Dolby Stereo
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