Agnes Browne: The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ruthless loan shark to make ends meet. She faces her dismal existence by selling fruits and vegetables at an open air market where she spends time with a best friend who gives her encouragement. Wishing to escape her existence, if only for a short time, she dreams of finding enough money to attend an upcoming Tom Jones concert. She realizes her dream by accepting her first date with a French baker. Her kids pool their money so she can buy a new dress. Of course, eventually the family has to face the loan shark, but this is a movie where obstacles are maybe too easily overcome.
Released: August 11, 1999
Actors: Aedin Moloney Anjelica Huston Arno Chevrier Cecil Bell Ciaran Owens Cristen Kauffman Doreen Keogh Eamonn Hunt Fionnuala Murphy Frank Melia Gavin Kelty Gerard McSorley Ian Thompson Jim Smith Joe Gallagher Joe Hanley Kate O’Toole Maria Hayden Marion O’Dwyer Michael Flynn Pat Fitzpatrick Patrick Collins Peter Adams Peter Dix Ray Winstone Steve Blount Terry Byrne Tom Jones Virginia Cole