3 Sentence Review: Movie – The Banshees of Inisherin

  1. I found this movie to be long, boring, long, funny, long, ridiculous, long, sad, and long.
  2. If you are interested in the complicated relationships between isolated island folk, symbolism, and metaphors, I suggest giving Midnight Mass a try–the Netflix mini-series consists of seven hour-long episodes that we watched over a three week span and it was still shorter than Banshees.
  3. If you’re smarter, deeper, and more sympathetic, or just one to buy into the hype, you might feel the need to watch this movie, and by all means, please do, but consider yourself feckin’ warned.

Full title: The Banshees of Inisherin
Tagline: Everything was fine yesterday.
Director: Martin McDonagh
Writer: Martin McDonagh
Starring: Colin FarrellBrendan Gleeson
Rated: R for language throughout, some violent content and brief graphic nudity.
Run time: 1 hour 54 minutes, 273 days
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Dull

Brief Synopsis:
A lengthy travel commercial featuring the gorgeous vistas of Ireland is interrupted periodically by dim conversation and occasional insanity.

Just seeing if anybody even reads this far.

Actual movie synopsis according to IMDB:
Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them.

I guess that statement is not untrue.

Please note, The Banshees of Inisherin and Midnight Mass are nothing alike. Midnight Mass is good.

About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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