In the 25 years since premiering the film has gone on to become – for better or worse – a classic of Irish cinema, even topping The Independent’s list of Top 50 Irish Films You Must See. However, looking back, there’s no doubt the film is somewhat of an anomaly: an Irish production, made with Hollywood money and a bona-fide Hollywood star in Julia Roberts, and all the while telling a very specific Irish story.

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