Cover image for Angela's ashes
Title:
Angela's ashes
Author:
Watson, Emily, 1967-
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (145 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Born to Irish parents, McCourt endured a childhood of extreme poverty. He rose from humble beginnings to become a Pulitzer Prize winner. In "Angela's ashes", he recounts the heartbreaking stories and the soul-saving humor of his childhood.
General Note:
Title from disc label.

Based upon the book by Frank McCourt.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Widescreen version enhanced for 16 x 9 television.

Special features include: the making of Angela's ashes, exclusive cast & crew interviews, commentary by author Frank McCourt, commentary by director Alan Parker, 2 theatrical trailers, interactive menus, scene selection.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1999.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated R (U.S.), 14A (Can.)
ISBN:
9780792163077

9780792163084
UPC:
097363360773

097363360742

883316948200
Format :
DVD

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Summary

Story of Frank McCourt & his family in 1930's Ireland. In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family does the reverse.


Summary

Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is an alternately funny and heartbreaking look at growing up in Ireland. Born in Brooklyn, NY, young Frank (Joe Breen) moves at an early age to Limerick, Ireland, with his parents Angela (Emily Watson) and Malachy (Robert Carlyle), who have been unable to support their family in America and are hoping for better prospects in their home country. But things hardly improve once they settle in Limerick; as McCourt puts it, "Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood. Worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood." Illness and death are commonplace in Limerick, and Malachy's drinking and inability to hold a job make matters worse. Angela's Ashes was directed by Alan Parker, who previously looked at Irish life in The Commitments (1991); Laura Jones wrote the screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


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