Letters to the Editor

Movie Review: The Nephew

Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 10:46:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Frances Onipede
Subject: Letter to the Editor

Has anyone seen the movie, The Nephew. It was shown on the Starz channel last week. It is co-produced by Pierce Brosnan who also has a role in the film. It is made in Ireland and has an Irish theme.

The story is about a teenage boy whose mother was Irish (from Ireland) and father was either a black American or Black Hispanic. His father died when he was ten and his mother died of cancer recently. He goes to Ireland to live with his uncle, his mother’s brother, on the uncle’s farm in a small Irish village. The film explores his conflicts, a romance with a local girl, Irish and American music (he sings at a wake and his cousin makes up an Irish rap piece. Mainly it concerns conflicts in the village from an old scandal involving his mother and the local bar owner (Pierce Brosnan, the father of the girl in the film). It all ends happily.

I liked the film because it ended happily and accepted that the boy was Irish and should be accepted as such. I would like to hear other people’s comments, from those who have seen the film.

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