Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of I.R.A. prisoners as criminals rather than ...
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Based on the true story of the 1981 hunger strike in an Irish prison, in which I.R.A. prisoner Bobby Sands led a protest against the treatment of I.R.A. prisoners as criminals rather than as prisoners of war. This movie focuses on the mothers of two of the strikers, and their struggle to save the lives of their sons.Written by
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This is wrong!
What you said in there was an absolute bloody disgrace!
What I said in there is God's law!
You're telling me to betray my son?
It's God's law, Annie! This isn't a protest anymore! These people are using these funerals to win support!
These people are our friends and our families!
[Turns to Annie and Kathleen]
Look, you have to take your sons off. You have the right to choose, you can make a choice!
Leave them alone!
No I don't! It's not my choice to make. Jesus Christ, do you ...
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Great Soundtrack! Too Bad the Movie is BORING. . . .
The music from "Some Mother's Son", composed and conducted by Bill Whelan, is hauntingly beautiful. Eleanor McEvoy's vocal on "The Seabird" is outstanding.
However, it is too bad the storyline in the movie doesn't match the quality of the music. Quite frankly, the movie was boring!
Helen Mirren and Fionnula Flanagan give first rate performances as the mothers (Kathleen Quigley and Annie Higgins) of two IRA terrorists imprisoned following a rocket attack on British soldiers. David O'Hara (Frank Higgins) plays the hard core murderer who appears to enjoy killing the British. Aiden Gillen is Gerard Quigley, the unlikely terrorist, who aids his friend Higgins in the attack. O'Hara and Gillen are very believable in their roles. In fact all of the actors are good.
The problem is with the storyline and lack of action after the initial rocket attack and subsequent capture of Higgins and Quigley. The scene involving the IRA's retaliation murder of the Maze prison guards happens far too quickly for the viewer to understand what is going on. And let's face, watching people starve to death is not very exciting.
I still gave this movie 6 out of 10, because of the fine acting and music.
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