Waking Ned Devine

• TOP NOTCH (my top choices)
• HONORABLE MENTION (well worth watching)
• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER (I like them but you might not)
• CLASSICS (Great movies up through the 1960s - many don't have any rating)

WAKING NED DEVINE (1998) - PG - TOP NOTCH
Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan   

Summary -   The lucky winner of the national lottery is Ned Devine, so taken by his good fortune that he now can't be waked, because he died from the shock of it! News of the win spread quickly in the scenic little Irish village of Tully More, but not the secret news of Ned's demise. With lottery officials closing in to confirm the prize claimed by the deceased Devine, Ned's closest friends scheme to keep the prize money close to home, in memory of Ned of course! But as the plot twists humorously, they learn it is hard is to keep such a secret in a small town.

Cautions - Old man rear nudity - once after swimming in the ocean and (the best one) while riding a motorcycle. It's really very funny.

Commentary - It's rare to find a movie that you discover yourself smiling all the way through. This is that movie. It's charming, funny and sweet.

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