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Circle of Friends

(DVD - 1998)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Circle of Friends
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Set in Ireland, this is the story of three girls who were childhood friends, are reunited in college, and come of age.
Statement of Responsibility: Savoy Pictures presents in association with Rank Film Distributors ; a Price Entertainment, Lantana production ; produced by Arlene Sellers, Alex Winitsky, and Frank Price ; directed by Pat O'Connor
Title: Circle of friends
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York?] : HBO Home Video, 1998
Edition: Widescreen
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Notes: Based on the novel by Maeve Binchy
Original production: c1995
Includes special features
Credits: Screenplay, Andrew Davies ; director of photography, Ken MacMillan ; editor, John Jympson ; music, Michael Kamen.
Performers: Chris O'Donnell, Minnie Driver, Geraldine O'Rawe, Saffron Burrows, Colin Firth ... [et al.].
Summary: Set in Ireland, this is the story of three girls who were childhood friends, are reunited in college, and come of age.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In English; also dubbed into French and Spanish; optional English, French or Spanish subtitles
Closed-captioned
Subject Headings: Love stories Man-woman relationships Drama Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genre/Form: Feature films
Topical Term: Love stories
Man-woman relationships
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Publisher No: 91214
ISBN: 0783113234
Branch Call Number: DVD 792.9 C
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Feb 19, 2014
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Wistfully romantic tale of 3 Irish college girls in the 50s. Minnie Driver carries the film as the plump, shy Benny, who to her astonishment (and everyone else's) wins Jack, the nicest, cutest boy at the school. Dark forces intervene of course, (or else there would be no movie).Benny's parents want her to marry a drippy accountant, and her social climbing friend Nan wants to make use of Jack for her own purposes. Still love conquers all, and the young Minnie Driver in one of her first films, positively glows.

Aug 01, 2013
  • re_discover rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read the book "Circle of Friends" by Maeve Binchy during my early teens, but never knew the novel had been made into a film. Watching the film brought back so many great memories. Minnie Driver was an excellent choice as Benny.

Jan 16, 2013
  • Ron@Ottawa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A dated film about growing up in Ireland in the 50's for three girls, and their respective romance. There is a little bit of fairy tale in it. A feel-good, light-weight movie for the young at heart.

Mar 20, 2012
  • phyllis49 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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