Pete's Meteor

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"Do you believe in miracles..."
  • R
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 4.6  (408)

Pete's Meteor is a heartwarming and thought-provoking film that tells the story of a small Irish village and their encounter with a meteorite that crashes into a local farmer's field. The movie was directed by Joe O'Byrne and released in 1998. The cast includes Brenda Fricker, Alfred Molina, and Mike Myers in one of his first dramatic roles.

The film centres around the character of Pete, played by Mike Myers, who is a local widower and the father of two young children. Pete is struggling to provide for his family and cope with the loss of his wife. His luck seems to change when a meteorite crashes into his field. The meteorite is made of a mysterious energy source, and locals believe it has healing powers.

Soon, the village is consumed by the arrival of the meteorite. The media arrive, and crowds of people gather to touch it and make wishes. The local priest sees it as a miracle, and the village's cynical landlord, played by Alfred Molina, sees it as a business opportunity.

Brenda Fricker plays the character of Mrs. Hegarty, a lonely older woman in the village who becomes fascinated with the meteorite. She believes it may be a sign from her deceased husband and wishes for a miracle of her own. She befriends Pete and his children, and they find comfort in each other's company.

As the village is caught up in the hype, Pete becomes increasingly worried about the potential dangers of the meteorite. His concerns are brushed aside, but events soon take a turn, and the village is faced with a crisis that puts everyone's lives at risk.

Pete's Meteor is a story about hope and the human condition. It explores the themes of grief, love, and the lengths we will go to for a miracle. The film is beautifully shot, with stunning Irish scenery, and a haunting soundtrack that adds to the overall atmosphere. The acting is top-notch, with Mike Myers delivering a moving performance as a man struggling with his emotions and desperate to do the right thing for his family.

The relationship between Pete and Mrs. Hegarty is a standout in the film. Their unlikely friendship provides the heart of the story, and Brenda Fricker's performance is outstanding. She brings warmth and depth to the character, and her scenes with Myers are some of the most touching in the film.

Alfred Molina, known for his villainous roles in movies like Spiderman 2 and Raiders of the Lost Ark, shines as the opportunistic landlord. Molina's character provides a sense of tension and conflict to the story, and his performance is both humorous and menacing.

Pete's Meteor is a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll. It is a reminder that miracles can come in unexpected ways and that hope can be found in the most unlikely places. It is a story that will make you laugh, cry, and ultimately leave you feeling uplifted.

Pete's Meteor is a 1998 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.6.

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    4.6  (408)