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Agnes Browne

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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 a 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 β€” especially in scenes with her lusty best friend (Monks) β€” 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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