1999 13+ 2h 25m 20th-Century Period Pieces. If that is supposed to be some kind of sickly ironic joke, then it's hilarious, and yet, even then, the film came out right before Y2K was expected to happen, and the joke - if there ever was one - turned on the people who funded this whole opus, because people's lack of interest in a disturbing drama such as this is reflected by the box office, so there wasn't really a whole lot of laughing going on when this film came out. Netflix supports the Digital Advertising Alliance principles. I wish I could say that the film flows more effectively, or that it even flows all that much to begin with, yet for every bump in the road, there is a glimmer of hope that proves bright enough to get you by, or at least your aesthetic side. 7.3 By interacting with this site, you agree to our use of cookies. 54.0 Based on the best-selling memoir of Irish-American writer Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes chronicles the experiences of a young Frankie who, after returning to Ireland from his home in Brooklyn, New York, must contend with life in the poverty-stricken slums of pre-war Limerick. Not in UK but still want to watch Angela's Ashes? Learn more or change your cookie preferences. Starring: Lucy O'Connell, Ruth Negga, Brendan Mullins. Angela's Christmas. An undoubtedly difficult, yet necessary watch, Neeson pulls off a near-perfect performance as Schindler a man who began the war as a Nazi and profiteer, before his exposure to the horrors of the Kraków ghetto and the Kraków-Płaszów concentration camp convinced him to save the lives of 1,200 Jewish workers who would otherwise have died. Of course, once Michael Legge finally arrives to claim the lead role position, he owns the show, portraying the livliness of a young man during his coming of age with charm, and the depths of an ambitious and struggling spirit with moving emotional range and heavy layers that, when they need to most, define Frank McCourt with as much as of the sharpness that should have been found in the rest of the film. Cinemark Angela's Ashes Critics Consensus. GenresDramas | Dramas based on real life | Tearjerkers | Dramas based on contemporary literature | 20th Century Period Pieces | Dramas based on Books | Biographical Dramas, ActorsRobert Carlyle | Emily Watson | Pauline McLynn | Joe Breen | Ciarán Owens | Michael Legge | Ronnie Masterson | Liam Carney | Eanna MacLiam | Andrew Bennett | Shane Murray-Corcoran, Did you know you can access Netflix USA, Canada, Netherlands, Japan, and Germany from UK or anywhere else worldwide? ", then you know why, which is a shame, because the boy can act and needs some recognition, as sure as this film needs to be better. Angela's Ashes. Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar only to lose out to Tom Hanks in. This adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir tells the grim story of the author's impoverished childhood in 1940s Ireland. This adaptation of Frank McCourt's best-selling memoir tells the grim story of the author's impoverished childhood in 1940s Ireland. I enjoyed the relentless gloomy realism, the refusal to put a happy face on McCourt's miserable childhood. A woman is found dead in her bathtub, with a puddle of blood nearby. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Don't have an account? 2.5/5 - Fair. Liam Neeson, One month free trial! A little-known actor at the time, Neeson caught the eye of Spielberg during a Broadway production of Anna Christie. Again, the film's visual style isn't quite as striking as I make it sound, yet it has its near-breathtaking moments to break up consistent sharpness that both appeals your aesthetic side and supplements what effective thematic depth there is within the film, which is what you can say about the score work, or at least when it's actually used, for although the legendary John Williams' score feels rather underused, as well as occasionally rather formulaic, it engages every time it arrives by gracefully drawing from the atmosphere and dramatic depths, to where you're not only left with quite a few good tunes, but further breath of life into the film's tonal depths, which is something that this story seriously needs. Saoirse Ronan, Atonement, UNLIMITED TV SHOWS & MOVIES. Still want to view it? By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy