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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"American Wake"

The story is about a firefighter who recently lost a partner in a fire and a young, talented Irish-American fiddle player. It deals with their relationships with their girlfriends and coming to terms with their family's expectations of them. It stars Billy Smith and Sam Amidon and isn't your typical fast-paced Hollywood romantic comedy, yet it's not depressing either. Some viewers might find it slow moving but I thought the pace was just right. The title comes from an Irish party they throw for folks leaving for America, whom they figure they'll never see again. The acting, dialog, and story line were all excellent. And the beautiful photography and music added to the feel of this gem of a movie. 4 1/2 stars out of 5.

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