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Evelyn Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonough, Pierce Brosnan

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This movie stars Pierce Brosnan as Desmond Doyle, an Irishman down on his luck. On Christmas day 1953 Desmond's wife Charlotte leaves him and their three kids: daughter Evelyn and sons Maurice and Dermot. The S.P.C.C. (The Society to Prevent Cruelty to Children) visits Desmond and with no job and no wife he is left powerless to save his children from being sent to live in instutions; the boys seperate from Evelyn who is sent to live with nuns.

At the court hearing the judge tells Desmond that he has to show a significant improvement in his financial and domestic circumstances in order to get his children back. He does get a job as a painter and works the pub with gis father singing songs. Meanwhile, Evelyn is having a hard time adapting to her new living arrangment as Sister Brigid slaps Evelyn for talking back to her. Desmond hits the bottle as hard as he working to get his children back gets himself a lawyer to help his case. They plead their case but Desmond does not get his children back. With the help of an old rugby player, Desmond starts getting media attention and the help of another lawyer who with the help of testimony of Evelyn, helps set a new precedent enabling Desmond to get his children back.
The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, struggling with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   custody battle Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Irish Woman/class/friends story?    -   story of lower class Poverty story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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