"Circle of Friends" -- based on the Maeve Binchy novel about a group of university students' complicated love lives in 1950s Dublin -- debuted in limited release on March 17, 1995. Its stars have gone on to much bigger things but, like them, we're still very fond of the film that helped launch many of their careers.
Minnie Driver, who played plainspoken Irish lass Bernadette "Benny" Hogan in her first major film role, recently told EW, "It gave me my whole career, that movie." Just two years later, she was an Oscar nominee for "Good Will Hunting."
Where is the cast now? Over the past two decades, they've collected awards (including an Oscar and a Tony), headlined TV series, and more than one has ended up on "Game of Thrones."
At university in Dublin in 1957, awkward Benny (Minnie Driver) is introduced to handsome Jack (Chris O'Donnell), the son of a doctor who is unsure about following the family business. While Benny and Jack fall in love, Benny's old friend Nan (Saffron Burrows) is less fortunate. Nan wants to raise herself from her lower-class roots with a marriage, but her chosen man impregnates and abandons her. All three must grapple with conflicts between their physical desires and religious upbringings. Read More