Waking Ned Devine

Directed By: Kirk Jones Starring: David Kelly Ian Bannen

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It's not often you get a great suprise like this!!

by Scott on 11/7/1999

What a great movie. I had heard very little, if anything, about this film and I caught one of those video review spots on AM radio last week. It caught my attention and I had been renting frequently so I was in need of a suggestion. I picked up Wakin

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In the tradition of The Full Monty comes a "spectacularly funny" (Gene Siskel) comedy about friends pulling together to make a dream come true. When Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two longtime friends, Michael and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They embark upon an outrageous scheme to claim the ticket, but first they have to get all the townsfolk to go along with their plan! A "four star triumph" (Washington Times), Waking Ned Devine is definitely the comedy ticket of the year!


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40112381
UPC 086162103858
UPC 14 00086162103858
Format DVD
Release Date 4/15/2008
Rating Rating
Small Town Life
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A comedy about the inhabitants of Tulley More, a small Irish town with a population of fifty-two and dwindling. When Jackie and Michael discover that someone in their town has won the national lottery, they intend to uncover the lucky individual and talk him into sharing the jackpot with them. Trouble arises when they discover it's good old Ned Devine, and no longer is he one of the living. The citizens must band together and fool the authorities into believing that Ned is still alive, in order for them to receive the money and share it amongst themselves.
Total Film "...Witty, warm and fully of excellent performances....Watch it and feel good..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 10/01/1999 p.98
Movieline's Hollywood Life "...Offbeat charm....[Bannen and Kelly] demonstrate matchless teamwork..." 06/01/1999 p.91-2
USA Today "...Stocked with colorful types....The real pot of gold, though, is the rapport between Ian Bannen and David Kelly..." -- 3 out of 4 stars 12/24/1998 p.4D
New York Times "...Delightful....[A] good-hearted film....[With] wonderful performances..." 11/20/1998 p.E14
Box Office "...Both darkly humorous and wonderfully playful....Some memorably enchanting characters who are brought to vivid life by the talented cast....This one's a winner..." 11/01/1998 p.134
Premiere "...This sweet movie's off-kilter humor is constantly flirting with out-and-out absurdity..." 11/01/1998 p.34
Los Angeles Times "...A roguish and delightful comedy of duplicity that's as entertaining as it is sly..." 11/20/1998 p.C14
Kirk Jones
David Kelly
Ian Bannen
Cast & Crew
David Kelly - Actor
Fionnula Flanagan - Actor
Ian Bannen - Actor
Susan Lynch - Actor
Kirk Jones - Director
Shaun Davey - Musical Score
John Ebden - Production Designer
Kirk Jones - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 4110385
UPC 00086162103858
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 91 minutes
Color Color
Aspect Ratio
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999) Ian Bannen, Fionnula Flanagan, David Kelly, Susan Lynch, James Nesbitt, Nominee, Outstanding Performance By A Cast
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review This charming film, written and directed by Kirk Jones, a British advertising filmmaker breaking into features, is never played for belly laughs. But like a fresh folk tale, one after another deliciously funny circumstance arises and for 91 minutes the smiles never subside.
Reviewer Peter Stack
ReviewRating 0
DVD, Sensormatic, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Bannen,Ian
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Boston Globe ...hits the jackpot.
The New York Time We have a winner...
Gene Siskel, Siskel & Ebert Spectacularly funny...
NBC-TV An absolute delight... a dream come true!
People Magazine The must-see comedy of the year...

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It's not often you get a great suprise like this!! by Scott on Nov 07, 1999