History Film / WakingNedDevine

1st Feb '17 7:44:25 PM Mdumas43073
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''Waking Ned Devine'' is a 1998 comedy set in rural Ireland, but filmed on the Isle of Man.

Jackie O'Shea is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie. When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine, who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.

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''Waking Ned Devine'' is a 1998 British comedy written and directed by Kirk Jones and set in rural Ireland, but filmed on the Isle of Man.

Jackie O'Shea (Ian Bannen) is a middle-aged man living in the rural Irish town of Tullymore with his wife, Annie. Annie (Fionnula Flanagan). When they discover that someone local has won the lottery, they team up with Jackie's friend Michael (David Kelly) to figure out which of their neighbors is soon to be much wealthier. The lucky man is the titular Ned Devine, Devine (Jimmy Keogh), who died from the shock of seeing the winning numbers. After speaking to Ned in a dream, Jackie decides to pretend to be Ned to collect their winnings. Needless to say, HilarityEnsues once the lottery man arrives earlier than expected and Michael has to play Ned instead.


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2nd Dec '16 2:23:34 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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29th Nov '16 6:31:48 PM Nakuyabi
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* ManipulativeBitch: Lizzy threatens to report the fraud. Not because she cares about the fraud itself, but because she wants 10% of the winnings instead of the 2% she'd get if she split it evenly with everyone else.

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* ManipulativeBitch: Lizzy threatens to report the fraud. Not fraud; not because she cares about the fraud itself, but because she wants 10% of the winnings instead of the roughly 2% she'd get if she split it evenly with everyone else.



-->'''Jackie:''' He had his faults...

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-->'''Jackie:''' He I'll admit he had his faults...
29th Nov '16 6:25:51 PM Nakuyabi
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed on the Isle of Mann.
28th Oct '16 6:33:33 PM eowynjedi
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* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping.

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* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping. With that said, he does genuinely care for Maggie and serves as one of Ned's pallbearers.



* {{Leitmotif}}: "Lux Aeterna", the Catholic communion hymn for the Requiem Mass, appears in strains throughout the movie and is sung during Ned's funeral.
* LoveTriangle: Between Maggie, Pig Finn, and Pat.



* MassOhCrap: When the lotto man enters the church during the church just as Jackie is about to give Ned's eulogy and sneezes, the assembled village breaks into worried whispers.



-->'''Jackie:''' I'll admit he had his faults...

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-->'''Jackie:''' I'll admit he He had his faults...
28th Oct '16 6:18:13 PM eowynjedi
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* CaliforniaDoubling: The movie was filmed on the Isle of Mann.



* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on his having dinner with her as part of her agreeing to sign on to their scheme.

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* DecemberDecemberRomance: "Kitty" has a bit of a sweet spot for Michael O'Sullivan and insists on his having dinner a date with her him as part of her agreeing to sign on to their a condition for signing onto the scheme.



* {{Irony}}: All of the lotto man's comments about how the news takes people and coming as a shock to the system, etc.
* JerkAss: Pat, Finn's romantic rival, is smug and sniping.



* NiceGuy: All everyone says about Ned Devine is that he was the sweetest, most generous man in the village, and that he would have shared out his winnings with the whole village.
* NonAnswer: When Jackie asks the lotto man what kind of business he's in, the lotto man just replies "Business."



* OhCrap: When Jackie freezes on unexpectedly meeting the lotto man, Michael--hidden behind a rock--exclaims "Sweet Jesus!" realizing that he'll have to be Ned.



* PowerTrio: Jackie, Michael, and Annie.

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* PowerTrio: Jackie, Michael, and Annie.Annie, working together to find and ingratiate themselves with the lotto winner, and then organizing the scheme to claim the winnings.
* SexyDiscretionShot: When told that this could be their last night together for ten years, Jackie tells Annie "let's not waste it sleeping." She smiles and slides below the sheets as he shuts off the light.



* StunnedSilence: When told that the lotto ticket is worth 6,894,620 pounds, Michael can only make wordless squeaking noises.



* TranquilFury: Annie is perfectly calm when she tells Jackie he's on his own.



* WillNotTellALie: According to Annie, Michael "never told a lie in his life" before having to impersonate Ned.

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* WhatTheHellHero: When they find out how enormous the win is, Annie tells Jackie that she can't forgive getting Michael involved in a fraud that could send him to prison for the rest of his life. She relents when he
* WillNotTellALie: According to Annie, Michael says he's no good at pretending and Annie says "never told a lie in his life" before having to impersonate Ned.Ned.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Young Maurice, who reassures the young priest he's done a good job, summons seals by whistling, and accurately guesses that all the lotto winnings will be spent down the pub.
14th Mar '16 6:16:29 PM kate669
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* GilliganCut: When Maurice says that the winnings will be spent at Fitzgerald's, the priest laughs at the idea of seven million being spent down the pub. The scene cuts to the entire village crowding the bar--and then when Sullivan demands to know who's paying for all of it, ''everyone'' begins clamoring for the tab.

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* GilliganCut: When Maurice says that the winnings will be spent at Fitzgerald's, the priest laughs at the idea of seven million being spent down the pub. The scene cuts to the entire village crowding the bar--and then when Sullivan Dennis demands to know who's paying for all of it, ''everyone'' begins clamoring for the tab.
14th Mar '16 6:15:24 PM kate669
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-->'''Sullivan:''' I never thought I'd see the day!

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-->'''Sullivan:''' -->'''Dennis:''' I never thought I'd see the day!
14th Mar '16 6:14:45 PM kate669
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* GilliganCut: When Maurice says that the winnings will be spent at Sullivan's, the priest laughs at the idea of seven million being spent down the pub. The scene cuts to the entire village crowding the bar--and then when Sullivan demands to know who's paying for all of it, ''everyone'' begins clamoring for the tab.

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* GilliganCut: When Maurice says that the winnings will be spent at Sullivan's, Fitzgerald's, the priest laughs at the idea of seven million being spent down the pub. The scene cuts to the entire village crowding the bar--and then when Sullivan demands to know who's paying for all of it, ''everyone'' begins clamoring for the tab.
14th Mar '16 6:12:51 PM kate669
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* CutawayGag: When one townsperson comes to Jackie and Michael about cashing the cheque, he asks if they expect Kitty in the post office to cash it. We see Kitty singing randomly to herself before cutting back.

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* CutawayGag: When one townsperson Dennis comes to Jackie and Michael about cashing the cheque, he asks if they expect Kitty Mrs. Kennedy in the post office to cash it. We see Kitty Mrs. Kennedy singing randomly to herself before cutting back.
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