Evelyn Poster

Release Date: December 13th, 2002

DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2003

PG|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
When the mother of young Evelyn Doyle (Sophie Vavasseur) abandons her family, her devastated father Desmond (Pierce Brosnan), is left to care for Evelyn and her brothers on his own. Because Irish laws forbid children to be raised in a home without two parents, Evelyn and her brothers are removed from Desmond's care and sent to separate orphanages. Desmond, who is out of work and abusing alcohol, will have to challenge the Irish courts to bring his children home.

Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Aidan Quinn, Julianna Margulies, Stephen Rea, Sophie Vavasseur, Alan Bates, Niall Beagan, Hugh MacDonagh

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists

Distributors: United Artists

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Told with the frank simplicity of a classic well-made picture, it tells its story, nothing more, nothing less, with no fancy stuff. We relax as if we've found a good movie on cable. Story is everything here. show more

  • Doesn't overdo it on the 1950s period charm -- lots of tweed, old cars and bikes, great woolly sweaters and painted rowhouses -- and the performances never get out of hand, even when the plot does. show more

  • A surprising, entirely beguiling little film.

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