Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a long sit.  The plot:  five single sisters 
living in rural Ireland and struggling through the summer of '36.  
(Long-absent brother returns; oldest sister loses job; simple-mind-
ed sister finds love, etc.)  The acting's great, the accent's com-
prehendible, and the fields of green gorgeous.  Too bad the drama-
tic RPMs are revved only slightly higher than TASTE OF CHERRY, the 
last nap-inducer that I caught the Colony.  Hmmmm.  Maybe I need to 
cut back on the Jerry Springer...  With Meryl Streep, Catherine Mc-
Cormack, Kathy Burke, Sophie Thompson, Brid Brennan, and Michael 
Gambon.  Pat O'Connor (INVENTING THE ABBOTS) directs and Frank Mc-
Guinness adapted the script from Brian Friel's play.  (Rated "PG-
13"/95 min.)

Grade: C
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Originally posted to triangle.movies as MOVIE HELL: January 3, 1999

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