History Film / RoryOSheaWasHere

2nd May '17 1:04:52 PM Mdumas43073
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Michael Connolly (Robertson) is a young Dubliner with cerebral palsy, who lives in a Residential Home for the Disabled, when one day his boring and mundane life is turned upside down by the arrival of also wheel chair bound rebel Rory O’ Shea ([=McAvoy=]). Michael realises that the foulmouthed and opinionated Rory can understand him despite his speech impediment and they become friends. They successfully apply for Independent Living Allowance, start living together in their own flat and hire the beautiful Siobhan as their caretaker. Difficulties arise when Michael starts falling in love with the girl.

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Michael Connolly (Robertson) is a young Dubliner with cerebral palsy, who lives in a Residential Home for the Disabled, when one day his boring and mundane life is turned upside down by the arrival of also wheel chair bound rebel Rory O’ Shea ([=McAvoy=]). Michael realises that the foulmouthed and opinionated Rory can understand him despite his speech impediment and they become friends. They successfully apply for Independent Living Allowance, start living together in their own flat and hire the beautiful Siobhan Siobhan (Garai) as their caretaker. Difficulties arise when Michael starts falling in love with the girl.
2nd May '17 1:04:21 PM Mdumas43073
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The 2004 Drama by Damien O’Donnell (''Film/EastIsEast'') tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.

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2004 Drama drama by Damien O’Donnell (''Film/EastIsEast'') tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.



In the UK the film was released under the title ''Inside I’m dancing'' and received mixed reviews, which mostly criticised its predictability while the actor’s performances were praised.

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In the UK the film was released under the title ''Inside I’m dancing'' Dancing'' and received mixed reviews, which mostly criticised its predictability while the actor’s performances were praised.
11th May '16 8:30:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* TheAlcoholic: Implied with Rory's father, though in Ireland it's hard to tell.

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* TheAlcoholic: Implied with Rory's father, though in Ireland it's hard to tell.father.



* BetterAsFriends: [[spoiler: Siobhan rebuffs Michael's advances but she is implied to remain his interpreter and they'll be on good terms]].



* BittersweetEnding: Prepare your tissues.

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* BittersweetEnding: Prepare your tissues. [[spoiler: Michael makes a pass at Siobhan but she rebuffs him, not being interested. Rory later dies of his condition, though Michael convinces the council to grant him independent living just so he can die free. The end implies that Michael will try to live a full life, and he and Siobhan will at least remain friends]].



%%* BuryYourDisabled: Type 1.

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%%* * BuryYourDisabled: Type 1. [[spoiler: Rory's death is foreshadowed with the birthday scene, and he passes away towards the end]].



* ChekhovsGun: Michael is seen helping teach Siobhan how to understand him. [[spoiler: She takes over as his interpreter after Rory dies]].



* ClusterFBomb: Rory.

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* ClusterFBomb: Rory.Rory drops a few, prompting Eileen in the care home to reprimand him as if he were a child in school.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Michael appears to be a MoralityPet that brings out Rory's heart of gold, and he seems to view Siobhan in similar light.



* LoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Defied.]]

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* LoveTriangle: [[spoiler: Defied. Siobhan isn't interested in either Rory or Michael.]]



* PositiveDiscrimination: Deconstructed.

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* PositiveDiscrimination: Deconstructed. [[spoiler: Siobhan calls Rory out for abusing this to get away with starting barfights and being a delinquent, saying that he ought to show the same respect he expects from people]].
6th Nov '15 8:54:15 AM Prfnoff
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The 2004 Drama by [[EastIsEast Damien O’Donnell]] tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.

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The 2004 Drama by [[EastIsEast Damien O’Donnell]] O’Donnell (''Film/EastIsEast'') tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.
12th Apr '15 9:13:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BuryYourDisabled]]: Type 1.

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* [[spoiler: BuryYourDisabled]]: %%* BuryYourDisabled: Type 1.
12th Apr '15 9:12:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: Romola Garai would decide to be a nurse again in ''{{Atonement}}'', where this time she would be the one with unrequited feelings for Creator/JamesMcAvoy and he would [[spoiler: also die young of a disease]].



* DisabledCharacterDisabledActor: Averted to the dismay of some.



* FakeIrish: None of the three principal actors are Irish. Not that You would know, though.
30th Dec '14 9:51:18 PM nombretomado
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The 2004 Drama by [[EastIsEast Damien O’Donnell]] tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.

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The 2004 Drama by [[EastIsEast Damien O’Donnell]] tells the story of two young disabled men in Ireland claiming the dignity and independence everyone deserves. It stars Steven Robertson, JamesMcAvoy Creator/JamesMcAvoy and Romola Garai.



* ActorAllusion: Romola Garai would decide to be a nurse again in ''{{Atonement}}'', where this time she would be the one with unrequited feelings for JamesMcAvoy and he would [[spoiler: also die young of a disease]].

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* ActorAllusion: Romola Garai would decide to be a nurse again in ''{{Atonement}}'', where this time she would be the one with unrequited feelings for JamesMcAvoy Creator/JamesMcAvoy and he would [[spoiler: also die young of a disease]].
30th May '14 5:42:12 PM blueranger
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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Played with. Both Michael and Rory are in care homes despite having their fathers still around. Rory's is an alcoholic and unable to cope with looking after his son. Michael's is a politician - and is likely too busy to take care of him.



* HandicappedBadass: Not physically, but Rory does have a very sharp tongue.

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* HandicappedBadass: Not physically, but Rory does have a very sharp tongue. He also does attempt to get into a bar fight early on in the movie.



* HopelessSuitor: Michael to Siobhan.

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* HopelessSuitor: Michael to Siobhan. Rory as well to a much more limited extent - they just flirt a little.


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* ImprobableHairstyle: Rory arrives at the care home with an impressive head of intricate spikes - quite a feat for a guy that can only move his index finger. But subverted when he gets a bath and the nurses refuse to spike it for him. Notably when he gets Michael to do it, it's a less elaborate style.
* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Subverted. Michael is a borderline DeadpanSnarker and has a sneaky sense of humour. Most notably when trying to convince the council to let him live outside the care home, he just paraphrases their pamphlet.


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Rory during his "that's what I call a gift" speech.
15th Jun '13 4:07:18 AM blueranger
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* ActorAllusion: Romola Garai would decide to be a nurse again in ''{{Atonement}}'', where this time she would be the one with unrequited feelings for JamesMcAvoy and he would [[spoiler: also die young of a disease]].



* BaitAndSwitch: This little bit of dialogue from Rory and Siobhan
--> '''Siobhan:''' Were you born like this?
--> '''Rory:''' Like what?
--> '''Siobhan:''' Dodgy hair and shit taste in music.



* DisabledLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Subverted. Michael hopes that he would become this to Siobhan, but she doen't reciprocrate his feelings.]]

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* DisabledLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Subverted. Michael hopes that he would become this to Siobhan, but she doen't reciprocrate doesn't reciprocate his feelings.]]



* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Michael starts to style his hair once he leaves the care home.



* HelloNurse: Siobhan dons a nurse costume for a party.

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* HelloNurse: HospitalHottie: Siobhan dons a nurse costume for a party.
13th Dec '12 9:00:25 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HairOfGold: Both Michael and Siobhan.
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