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Kierre's Review of The Banshees of Inisherin 2022 ★★★½

Watched Dec 16, 2022

The Banshees of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell as Padraic and Brendan Gleeson as Colm who are best friends living on a small island in Ireland in 1923. One day out of the blue Colm tells Padraic that he no longer wants to be friends with him. Padraic of course finds this strange as the two of them haven't argued or really had any issues with each other as far as he can tell. This of course makes the local townspeople want to know why also as they have in a very small community and everyone in town all hangs out at a local pub, including Padraic and Colm. The film also co-stars Kerry Condon and Barry Keoghan.

I found the film to be very funny in parts as well as very touching and emotional in parts as well. The story is very confined to the two main characters either trying to avoid each other or Padraic trying to figure out why Colm no longer wants to be friends with him. There are some other outside characters and storylines, but the main principle is based on the end of a friendship. It is a film that I did enjoy but one that is hard to describe without telling too much of the story. It is an exceptionally good film and one that I would strongly recommend, however.

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