Monday, 12 September 2011

The Guard

A somewhat unorthodox village policeman in Ireland (Brendan Gleeson) is drawn into the search for suspected drug smugglers by a visiting FBI Agent (Don Cheadle).

Is everyone in Ireland quirky? Or is that just an Irish joke? Certainly every Irish comedy is packed with these quintessential stereotypes and The Guard is another film in that genre. It is not the lightest of comedies in that it features murders, violence, terminal illness, corruption, coarse language and the like and yet it still raised plenty of laughs from the audience at my session...and from me too.

A surprisingly appealing comedy.

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