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Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie

Ben Kellett (2014)

90min
15 Certificate
Wed 31 May 12:35pm - 2:20pm Sky Cinema Comedy
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Review

Our Score
Those who dislike the sitcom won't like "d'movie", but there is more to Mrs Brown than meets the eye. Brendan O'Carroll's alter ego is brash and slightly off-putting to look at, not least because Mrs Brown evokes memories of everything that was bad about 1970s comedy, where the mother-in-law was often the butt of jokes. On the other hand, this Irish matriarch is a likeable heroine despite her coarse manners and potty mouth because she puts her kids first and, in this big-screen outing, tries to save Dublin's historic Moore Street Market, too. O'Carroll employs familiar tricks from the TV show, addressing the audience and acknowledging the artifice (of film-making and gender swapping) to put a twist on jokes that would otherwise be too outrageous or just plain silly to swallow. This also justifies some bad acting from the supporting cast, except for O'Carroll's real-life sister Eilish, a reliable sidekick. Inevitably, the absence of a studio audience robs the formula of some of its fizz, but there remains a spirit of anarchy to keep fans tickled.

Summary

The indomitable Irish matriarch discovers that a plan is afoot by developers to buy the famous Dublin street market where her family has run a fruit and veg stall for generations. Assembling a band of eccentric allies, she plans to fight back, only to realise her daughter is not interested in taking over the family business. Comedy, starring Brendan O'Carroll and Jennifer Gibney.

Cast & Crew

Agnes Brown Brendan O'Carroll
Cathy Brown Jennifer Gibney
Winnie McGoogan Eilish O'Carroll
Buster Brady Danny O'Carroll
Maria Brown Fiona O'Carroll
Dermot Brown Paddy Houlihan
Dino Doyle Gary Hollywood
Father McBride Jimmy Gibney
Director Ben Kellett
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Guidance: Swearing, sexual references, brief nudity. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 27 Jun 2014

Comedy

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