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"Two men with no idea what's going on."
  • 2010
  • 17 min
  • 7.0  (367)

Noreen is a black comedy film released in 2010, directed by Domhnall Gleeson, and starring Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, and Gerard Byrne. The plot revolves around a small Irish village of Ballinagra, where a murder takes place. Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson), a crude and unorthodox police officer, is assigned to investigate the case, along with his new partner, Aidan McBride (Rory Keenan).

From the start, Boyle shows no interest in solving the murder case, since he believes it to be a waste of time. He also indulges in drugs and prostitutes, much to the surprise of his partner. The two officers interview the key suspects, including a drug dealer, a local businessman, and a wealthy young man. While interrogating them, Boyle makes fun of them, cracks inappropriate jokes, and even flirts with the wealthy man's sister.

As the investigation continues, it becomes clear that the murder is linked to a drug trafficking operation, and that the suspects are more involved than they let on. Boyle and McBride uncover a complex web of corruption, money laundering, and deception, while at the same time dealing with their personal issues.

However, the plot thickens when a mummified body is discovered in the woods, revealing that there may be more to the story than just a simple murder case. Boyle and McBride must navigate through the twists and turns to unravel the truth behind the murders.

The humor in Noreen is dark and sometimes uncomfortable, but the performances of the actors make it work. Brendan Gleeson is excellent as the corrupt sergeant with a heart of gold, and Brian Gleeson (his real-life son) is equally impressive as the morally upright McBride. The rest of the cast also deliver convincing performances, and the chemistry between the actors is palpable.

The setting of the Irish countryside adds to the charm of the movie, with its picturesque vistas and small-town feel. The cinematography is top-notch, capturing the essence of the surroundings and creating an immersive experience for the audience.

Overall, Noreen is an engaging comedy-drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It showcases the talent of its actors, the beauty of the Irish countryside, and the murky underbelly of small-town life. It is a must-watch for fans of black comedy and crime dramas, as it delivers both in spades.

Noreen is a 2010 drama with a runtime of 17 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.0.

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    17 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (367)