Waking Ned Devine | Chicago Reader

Waking Ned Devine

When someone wins the lottery in a tiny Irish sea town, a pair of old friends (Ian Bannen and David Kelly) plot to find out who it is—they even suspect each other—so they can suck up and share the wealth. Their scheme gets complicated after they discover the winner's identity, and their machinations are intercut with a plotline about a young mother juggling suitors, one of them convinced he's the father of her child. Though it strives for broad humor, pushing cuteness and light irony, this bland 1998 movie isn't exactly a comedy. Written and directed by Kirk Jones. PG, 91 min.



  • Kirk Jones


  • Ian Bannen
  • David Kelly
  • Fionnula Flanagan
  • Susan Lynch
  • James Nesbitt
  • Maura O'Malley
  • Robert Hickey
  • Paddy Ward
  • James Ryland
  • Fintan McKeown
  • Matthew Devitt
  • Eileen Dromey
  • Kitty Fitzgerald
  • Dermot Kerrigan
  • Brendan F. Dempsey


  • Kirk Jones


  • Alexandre Heylen
  • Glynis Murray

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