Just my rambling thoughts about being gay and Mormon

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Movie Review - Cowboys & Angels

Two Irish lads become friends through some unusual circumstances, which makes this movie a funny and endearing coming-of-age film. I'm a sucker for a good foreign film and I especially loved the Irish setting and accents in this one. 
Shane moves to Limerick to be closer to his civil service job (which he does not like), a position he took to fill a family responsibility after his father died. He finds a former school acquaintance, Vincent, whom he did not know well, is studying art at the local university. Vincent is also looking for a flat so he can move out of the school dorm. 
They become flat mates to share expenses. It gets more complicated because Shane is straight and Vincent is gay. The lads have good hearts and watch out for each. Shane decides to use his art talent to break away from his civil service job but he makes some dumb mistakes to get money for school and ends up running drugs. It all ends well in an easy-to-watch heart warming story.

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