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Angela's Ashes

IMDb 7.3 145 min
Genre:
Drama
Stars:
Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Pauline McLynn, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge, Ronnie Masterson, Liam Carney
Director:
Alan Parker
Country:
United States, Ireland
Rating:
7.7 / 28 times
Release:
2000-01-14
Synopsis:
Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the I.R.A., and when he does find money, he spends it on drink.