Rolling Stone - 11/26/1998
"...Extraordinary....A luminous cast reveals long-buried feelings..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1998
"...[Streep is] remarkable..."
New York Times - 11/13/1998
"...[Streep acts] with supreme, heartbreaking economy and without a trace of showiness....A soaringly scenic film..."
Box Office - 11/01/1998
"...[McCormack] gives a supple performance that touches on the hidden eroticism of the material..."
Los Angeles Times - 11/20/1998
"...Quietly thoughtful....The film's greatest strength is its superb ensemble cast....[Streep] is convincingly sympathetic..."
A young boy tells the story of growing up in a fatherless home with his unmarried mother and four spinster aunts in 1930's Ireland. Their lives are interrupted by the arrival of two men - the boy's long-lost father, who is off to Spain to fight the war against Franco, and an elderly uncle who has "come home to die" after a lifetime in America. Although life goes on as before for the boy and five sisters, something will happen that will destroy their peaceful existence as they once knew it.
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