6.6/10
1,866
27 user 36 critic

Agnes Browne (1999)

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mrs. Brown's Boys (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The misadventures of Agnus Brown in Dublin with her family of misfits

Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Rory Cowan, Jennifer Gibney
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A company tries to shut down Mrs Brown's fruit and veg stall. They can feck off.

Director: Ben Kellett
Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Dermot O'Neill, Eilish O'Carroll
All Round to Mrs. Brown's (TV Mini-Series 2017)
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mrs Brown and family open the doors to her feckin' house for a Saturday night brawl.

Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Paddy Houlihan, Dermot O'Neill
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Brendan O'Carroll
Stars: Rory Cowan, Martin Delany, Jennifer Gibney
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Agnes Browne
...
Niall O'Shea ...
Mark Browne
...
Frankie Browne
Roxanna Nic Liam ...
Cathy Browne (as Roxanna Williams)
Carl Power ...
Simon Browne
Mark Power ...
Dermot Browne
Gareth O'Connor ...
Rory Browne
James Lappin ...
Trevor Browne
...
Mr. Billy
Arno Chevrier ...
Pierre
...
Mr. Aherne
...
Himself
June Rodgers ...
Fat Annie
...
Winnie the Mackerel
Edit

Storyline

The unexpected death of her husband sends a woman and her seven children, ages 2-14, into emotional turmoil and financial crisis in 1967 Dublin. She is forced to borrow money from a ruthless loan shark to make ends meet. She faces her dismal existence by selling fruits and vegetables at an open air market where she spends time with a best friend who gives her encouragement. Wishing to escape her existence, if only for a short time, she dreams of finding enough money to attend an upcoming Tom Jones concert. She realizes her dream by accepting her first date with a French baker. Her kids pool their money so she can buy a new dress. Of course, eventually the family has to face the loan shark, but this is a movie where obstacles are maybe too easily overcome. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

money | dream | loan | loan shark | dress | See All (117) »

Taglines:

When Agnes Browne's husband died, she discovered something amazing... Herself.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

3 March 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Mammy  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,322, 5 December 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$140,426, 19 March 2000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Anjelica Huston offered Rosie O'Donnell the lead role. O'Donnell seriously considered the offer, but ultimately decided that she'd rather spend the summer with her family. See more »

Goofs

The movie is set in 1967 but the car that Tom Jones uses at the end of the movie to visit Agnes is a 1971 Lincoln Continental. See more »

Quotes

Marion Monks: We're here for a good time, not a long time. And having a friend like you is as good as it gets.
See more »

Connections

Followed by Mrs. Brown's Boys (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Unusual
Written by Gordon Mills, Les Reed
Performed by Tom Jones
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hope and humor brighten working-class Ireland in the 60's!
4 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this directorial effort by Angelica Huston. Her acting, as well as that of the actress who plays Marion Monks, was outstanding.

Left a widow with seven children, Agnes Browne, is undaunted in her spunk and determination to rise above adversity. Agnes' best friend nearly steals the movie with her believable, heartwarming performance as the down-to-earth, pungently irreverent, Marion Monks.

The children, (all seven of them) never seem like actors. The French baker next door also adds flavor as the love interest.

Working-class Ireland in the poor section is seen realistically but with much more kindness and hope than Frank McCourt's world of Angela's Ashes.

Excellent and underrated film--highly recommended.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017

"The IMDb Show" connects the dots between IMDb's Top 10 Stars of 2017 and unwraps some of the most memorable and festive animated holiday specials.

Watch now