An excellent, award worthy film dealing with a single father that got lost in the shuffle was the movie, “Evelyn.” Julianna Margulies, who starred in it along with Pierce Brosnan, offered her opinion as to why it didn’t make it. “I’m sad for Pierce and Bruce Beresford that it didn’t, because it’s a beautiful movie. I think it’s Pierce’s finest work to date, over Matador and all that. And I’ll tell you the problem that happened with that movie was they thought they were going to get Pierce an Academy Award Nomination, so they pushed it to open with all the big academy movie. It was a little movie, but I can’t tell you how many people now see it on DVD. I’m getting stopped three years later for that movie.
Post by Myrtle Groggins on Dec 29, 2006 3:56:39 GMT -5
One of my local TV stations aired the movie on Christmas Eve. I tuned in accidentally about halfway through the film. That's when I realized I had never watched my DVD of it! I, too, was touched by Pierce's acting and the story itself, and was disheartened that they rushed into theatres and film fests too quickly because they were trying for the award nomination. Had they waited just a bit longer, I think it would have surely won, or at least been nominated in several categories. That little girl was fantastic.
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Post by celtic0at0heart on Feb 16, 2009 16:25:25 GMT -5
Oh man, i loved this movie so much. i just watched it for the first time the other day and have watched it 3 times since! lol Its such a fantastic story, and the fact that its (based on) a real event, makes it even better. He is just fantastic in this film. The love is so strong. And i found it especially touching because I actually took part in a situation much like this one. Mother ran off and dad had to fight to keep us 4 kids.
After coming to America, my family, like the good Irishmen they were, were having a pint and playing some poker, having run out of money they bet the D in our last name. We win the hand we keep the D, we loose, its gone......we lost.