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The Eclipse

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The Eclipse | THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.

The Eclipse

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
86 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/26/10
performer:
Ciaran Hinds, Aidan Quinn
director:
Conor McPherson
author:
Conor McPherson
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the local literary festival. There, he plays on-call driver to two visiting writers: a drunken, egomaniacal celebrity novelist (Aidan Quinn) and a gentle, comely author of paranormal fiction (Iben Hjejle). There’s a love triangle, as well as a ghost that will make you jump (seriously). But what holds The Eclipse together is Hinds’ sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one. B+

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