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Waking Ned

 
 

Directed by Kirk Jones, UK 1998
91 mins. English dialogue

 
Summary:
 
A story about a small town in Ireland, where one of its 52 inhabitants wins the lotto jackpot of nearly seven million pounds. When nobody claims it, the town goes on a search to find out why. They find the winner, old Ned Devine, dead - a smile on his face, clutching the winning ticket. Well, in Ireland, the lottery winnings must be claimed by the purchaser, which puts the town in a spot - if the lottery officials discover Devine dead, he forfeits his money. What ensues is a community coming together in hopes of getting his money to split 51 ways. What they learn is the importance of friendship and the true value of money.
 
What the Critics say:
 
"There is some nudity in 'Waking Ned', but it's the funniest nudity in movies in ages."  (Peter Stack - San Francisco Chronicle)

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