It's St. Patrick's Day, the day that everybody is Irish! St. Paddy's Day is a huge holiday in my world because my family has Irish roots and I married a man with very Irish ties, my husband Timothy Patrick Joseph, also known as Saint Timothy.
He has two middle names--I'm sharing his name with you, just so
you know I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that March 17th is a big
holiday for our crew.
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Get your Irish on by watching a movie! Here are some of my favorite picks:
The Snapper (1993)
This is the story of a poor but loving Irish family, The Curleys. Oldest daughter Sharon gets pregnant, but refuses to say who the father is. Her father, Dessie is upset because of the gossip about his unwed mama daughter. The movie is very funny and sad at the same time...just like our own families. It's a great movie to rent, even if it's not St. Paddy's Day.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
Ned Devine dies from shock after winning the lottery, two friends, Micheal and Jackie, discover the body and agree Ned would want them to benefit from his good luck. They scheme to claim the ticket but they have to get their whole village to go along. It's a quirky, funny and sweet movie that is not what you'd expect. Check out the trailer to see what you think.
The Brother's McMullen (2000)
After their mother goes back to Ireland to be with the man she really loves, brothers Jack, Barry and Patrick struggle with their own relationships. Married Jack is tempted to have an affair. Patrick isn't sure his fiancee is his true love and Barry is scared of falling in love. This movie isn't specifically about Ireland but the Irish Catholic McMullen brothers are funny and the family dynamic is very familiar to anyone who grew up in an Irish Catholic family.
Rotten Tomatoes has a great list, 10 Great Irish Movies, if you aren't crazy about my movie picks. Do you have any movies you can suggest? I'm always looking for more!