- 1 hr 32 min
Agnes Browne is a 1999 romantic comedy about the trials and tribulations of a recent widower with seven kids to raise in 1967 Dublin, Ireland. The movie was directed by Angelica Houston, who also stars as the title character. When Agnes Browne's (Angelica Huston) husband dies unexpectedly, she finds herself in financial and emotional turmoil as she tries to raise her children, who range in age between 2 and 14. Agnes is a tough, yet vulnerable woman, with a good sense of humor and sharp tongue. Although her finances are slowly depleting, she is still able to put on a brave face in front of her children. Selling fruits and vegetables at the local market is not enough to pay the bills and buy food. Agnes' dire financial situation forces her to turn to the local loan shark Mr. Billy (Ray Winstone), who is as impatient as he is ruthless. Although times are tough, Agnes can always count on the support of her close friend Marion Monks (Marion O'Dwyer), who is always able to make her smile. Agnes' children are also a source of inspiration as they support their mother with love and affection. As Agnes strives for a better life for herself and her children, she also dreams of finding a way of raising money to attend a Tom Jones concert. Agnes' lovelife is also taking a dramatic turn, as she meets a charming French baker Pierre (Arno Chevrier), who wants to take her out on a date. Agnes is a bit apprehensive about embarking on a new love affair and proceeds with caution. As the day of her date with the chef nears, Agnes' children scrap up every dime they can to buy her a new dress. Marion surprises her friend by purchasing the Tom Jones tickets, and all is well until Mr. Billy comes calling about Agnes' debt. Mr. Billy gets his commupance, and Agnes enjoys meeting Tom Jones in person.