An Irish Charmer

Waking Ned Devine DVD coverThe pluck of the Irish glitters like the proverbial pot of gold in 1998’s Waking Ned Devine.  When a neighbor literally dies of shock at the news he won the lottery, Jackie O’Shea (Ian Bannen) and Michael O’Sullivan (David Kelly) decide that their friend would want them to claim the prize.  In order to pull off the scheme, they must enlist the cooperation of the entire village in more than a bit of blarney.  What unfolds is as comically outrageous as it is charming, and the winning performances alone are worth gambling on a ticket.