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When Moore Street market-trader Agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save her stall, aided as only the Browns will be by a motley troop of blind trainee Ninjas, an alcoholic solicitor, and a barrister with Tourettes Syndrome.Written by
The name of the barrister Maydo Archer is an obvious reference to Paul Mayhew-Archer, who is the script editor for the television series. He also appears briefly in the film. See more »
When Dermot and Maria visit Mrs Brown at her stall at the beginning of the film (when Dermot is wearing the gecko costume) in some shots the bunch of papers he is holding has a rubber band around them, and some there isn't. See more »
You know what you are going to get with Mrs Brown. Low brow silly comedy.
This is a big budget version of the television show. It has outside location shooting in Dublin rather than it all being based in a television studio. They even include some scripted corpsing.
Of course there has already been a Mrs Brown movie before. Anjelica Huston starred as Agnes Browne and directed the movie back as well back in 1999. It was more whimsical and featured Agnes Brown running her market stall.
The market stall is a plot device in this movie. Some Russians with the help of a crooked Irish politician want to close the market and build a shopping centre. Coincidentally Mrs Brown has received a tax demand running into millions of Euros.
It is all a bit far fetched and lacks the core elements of the television series which made it enjoyable and at times amusing. At one point you have people dressed up as ninjas looking for a tax receipt written in braille but it just feels dragged out.
Brendan O'Carroll has struggled to extend this for a feature film and it does stink of a cash in at a time when the BBC series was getting high ratings.
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