EXCERPT from A Conspiracy of Friends by Helene Kobelnyk in VIVAcini! 21 Sep 2012
One of my favorite movies is “Waking Ned
Devine.” I’ve seen it several times, so why watch
it again—because quite simply it is a “feel
The Brits seem to understand the concepts of
timing and subtlety in comedy. Perhaps it’s because
they give their audiences credit for being intelligent
enough to “get” the point without being hit over the
head with it.
They have a way of making hilarity out of something
common, mostly by expanding on the eccentricity of the
people involved, and by masterfully complicating the simple
into complex absurdities. Certainly, the plot in “Waking
Ned Devine” is far from complex.
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