Dancing at Lughnasa
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

Irish director Pat O'Connor helmed this adaptation of Brian Friel's 1990 play which won three Tony awards in addition to UK Olivier and Evening Standard awards. Friel's portrait of five Irish sisters takes place in 1936 on a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Dequina

Soapy melodrama masquerading as high art.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

A deftly structured memory piece as beautifully sad as it is charming.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

so beautifully captures the details of its time and place and its characters' lives that it's difficult to resist being drawn in.

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Arthur Lazere

[Director] O'Connor exercises both admirable restraint and disciplined editing. The camera's eye brings us painterly beauty in the harsh Irish landscape.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A meditative film that lyrically affirms the small acts of love, courage, and kindness that knit a family together in the face of hardship and change.

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Steve Rhodes
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On stage, the play may have worked, but this movie version doesn't.

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Sunil Jawahir
A strong cast and a a sweet story about sisters in a small Irish town.