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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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Child with Ice Cream
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Small town delinquents. Shady cops. Pretty good girls. And very, very, bad boys. See more »


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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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16 April 2004 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (UK) (29 August 2003)

Gross:

$889,857 (USA) (4 June 2004)
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Trivia

John Crowley's directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Lynch: This is what separates the men from the faggots.
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Want to Get Over You
Written by Stephin Merritt
Published by Gay and Loud Music (ASCAP) and Nottinghill Music
Performed by The Magnetic Fields
Courtesy of Stephin Merritt, 1999
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15 July 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this movie. I laughed and laughed. It held me intrigued and wasn't a chore to watch or follow the story line. This movie dared to do what many others don't - very un-PC in places. Good on them for making such a refreshing movie. Sure we've seen many elements of the story line before and could anticipate many of the outcomes but I don't think this detracted from it at all. Great to see so many well known actors in different roles too. And demonstrating their acting talent by creating believable Irish accents. I did wonder if Colin Farrell had to practice his mother tongue after being in the USA for so long - seems he did OK though. I would definitely watch this again and recommend it whole heartedly to others.


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