Alice King
August 18, 2000 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Agnes Browne

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
92 minutes
performer
Anjelica Huston, Marion Monks
director
Anjelica Huston
author
John Goldsmith
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it an B-

A Hollywoodized version of abject poverty in 1960s Ireland, Agnes Browne is Angela’s Ashes lite. As a newly widowed mother of six, Huston, who also directed, is likable enough — especially in scenes with her lusty best friend (Monks) — but the film suffers from its liteness, with a deus ex machina ending that’s a little too happy for a woman whose suffering is always too easily alleviated. B-

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