Angela's Ashes

Angela's Ashes

A Memoir

DVD - 2000
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Born to Irish parents, McCourt endured a childhood of extreme poverty. He rose from humble beginnings to become a Pulitzer Prize winner. In "Angela's ashes", he recounts the heartbreaking stories and the soul-saving humor of his childhood.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2000
ISBN: 9780792163084
0792163087
Branch Call Number: DVD F Ang

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erinsnest
Dec 01, 2016

Dec 1 2016....well I'm pretty sure that I have watched this before, or maybe I read the book? Anyway, what a childhood! I can't believe he survived. Yuck, the rain and the running sewer, and the people dying all around him. I know I listened to the book Teacher Man on audio book and I loved his voice. I will have to read this book (again?!) Note: this is not a story to put you in a happy mood!

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Monolith
Jan 09, 2016

This defines the word 'bleak'. Stuck in traffic? Your boss is a jerk? Stop complaining. You could've had this young man's life, where emptying a chamber pot is the highlight of your day.

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bobbles1
Aug 17, 2015

It was so real it reminded me of my early years growing up in a working class area of England just after the War, not so long ago. Not as poverty-stricken as this materially but the culture - the vivid extremes of love and violence and abuse, the ever-presence of escape through alcohol, the power of judgmental religious attitudes, just the sheer intensity of it all were captured so well in the movie. Such a sweet sensitive child and his family, makes one wonder how they could have survived without terrible scars. Wonderful movie.

aaa5756 Jun 04, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!

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john_doh17
Apr 02, 2014

Poor Irish a short, rough life. I enjoyed the portrayal of what it was like to be poor in a different time. Is it bad of me to enjoy watching the suffering of others? Acting was good and pacing was acceptable. Things seem to have improved, although not everywhere. A pretty good case for food stamps.

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MadisonParkMilo
Feb 01, 2014

Actually a movie that may become a classic over time...just seeing his face again makes me relive it!

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nelll
Aug 20, 2013

A very moving story - we don't appreciate what we have now.

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Reginald Wickes
Apr 18, 2011

Excellent movie.

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irenelaf
Mar 18, 2011

Depressing!

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Spillie
May 05, 2010

Very compelling movie. It demonstrates just how far the Celtic Tiger has come in the last 50 years.

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re_discover
Sep 26, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

nadian Sep 28, 2008

Coarse Language: Throughout

nadian Sep 28, 2008

Violence: Several scenes of moderate abuse

nadian Sep 28, 2008

Sexual Content: Implied off screen. Several scenes of nudity. Other mature content.

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JanPerrin
Jun 03, 2013

JanPerrin thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

nadian Sep 28, 2008

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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aaa5756 Jun 04, 2014

“At the end of the day it's all about money”-Kevin O’Leary (MR. WONDERFUL) from the shark tank

aaa5756 Jun 04, 2014

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr

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