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August 06, 2003

The Snapper

After long wanting to see it, I recently watched The Snapper with Kathy. We managed to catch it when it was being shown on cable. As I understand it this movie is part of a trilogy of sorts along with The Van and The Commitments. Each gives a glimpse of life in Ireland.

The Snapper tells the story of a young woman, who gets pregnant. The drama, however, is generated by her unwillingness to name the baby’s father. It is very well written and acted. I found it a story of courage, about someone who is willing to do what she thinks is right, even in the face of significant social pressure. Of course when the baby’s likely father is identified, suddenly there are a lot of people who probably wish the information had remained a secret.

I also enjoyed seeing the strength a family can give when it recognizes the value of giving that support.

Now I think The Commitments is more enjoyable, probably because of the musical themes in it, I found this to be a very good movie. On my scale of 1-100, I rate it a 79.

For a complete list of my ratings go to Mike's Movie Ratings .

Posted by tmichael at August 6, 2003 08:36 PM