The Closer You Get
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In a small Irish village where herding sheep is still one of the major industries, the largely male, unmarried population has grown dissatisfied with their lot in life; when a shipping error sends the wrong film to the local movie house, the citizens are treated to a racy item from the United States. The movie is cut short by the village priest, but it plants an idea in a few of the men: America is overflowing with beautiful women, so why not get a few of them to come to Ireland? Pooling their resources, a group of men places personal ads in an American newspaper in hopes of luring a few… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A harmlessly amusing comedy about the pursuit of love in a tiny Irish community."
‑ Emily Bobrow, Film Journal International
"overall, gets by as mediocre."
‑ James Brundage,
" innocuous, thoroughly forgettable comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The admittedly good-spirited story rambles like a guy telling a long joke that doesn't have a punch line."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"This small, quaint comedy offers up a half-baked fantasy in a lush back-village setting. It's an amiable, unremarkable 92 minutes of wacky, dimwitted characters."
‑ Elias Savada, Nitrate Online
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