Dancing at Lughnasa
Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

Based on the Brian Friel play, this is a story of the sisters of the Mundy family. The summer of 1936, when the action of DANCING AT LUGHNASA takes place, is beautiful, but Europe is on the verge of terrible change. Through that glorious… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 13, 1998
DVD 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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Steve Rhodes
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On stage, the play may have worked, but this movie version doesn't.

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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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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

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

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