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* AdaptationalContextChange: The sequence of the sisters dancing along to the radio music happens early on in the play, but becomes the climax of the film. This serves to make it the last time the sisters were all truly happy together.

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* ActorInspiredElement: Although Gerry is Welsh in the play, he's described as having "an English accent". Rhys Ifans keeps his natural Welsh accent.
* AdaptationalContextChange: The sequence of the sisters dancing along to the radio music happens early on in the play, but becomes the climax of the film. This serves to make it the last time the sisters were all truly happy together.
* FakeIrish: The sisters in the film are played by Meryl Streep (American), Kathy Burke, Catherine [=McCormack=] and Sophie Thompson (all English). Michael Gambon is Irish but NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent - which is justified by Jack having been abroad in Africa for years.
* TheOtherDarrin: Obviously most of the cast members from stage to screen were different. However Brid Brennan played Agnes both on the stage and in the film, while Gerard [=McSorley=] played the adult Michael on the stage and the narrator in the movie.

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