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There's Been Some Reaction To The Trailer Of 'Wild Mountain Thyme'

There's Been Some Reaction To The Trailer Of 'Wild Mountain Thyme'

Faith and begorrah, 'tis a long time since we've had the Yanks on these shores, buying all our aran sweaters and making shit of our accent. And so, there's something somewhat soothing and normal about the trailer for 'Wild Mountain Thyme,' a new film by Oscar winning screenwriter John Patrick Shanley - an Irish-American, of course.

The film stars Emily Blunt (not a Yank, should know better), Jamie Dornan (actually Irish, definitely should know better), Jon Hamm and Christopher Walken. And it's exactly what you'd expect from an American made "Irish" film with the name of a soppy Clancy Brothers song.

It's all farms, inheritance conflict, expressions no real person has ever used, unconsummated love, and a visiting American coming here with his nice car and his sophistication to mess it all up. Too add fuel to the fire, this appears to be set in somewhat modern times. In truth, it looks a classic of the genre.

Since the release of the trailer, Irish social media has been ablaze. After the year we've had, getting angry about something so quaint is exactly what we needed.

The most interesting and weird take probably came from the Irish embassy in Washington, noted film critics, who gave a big thumbs up to the production.

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Others haven't been so kind. Even Dublin Airport had a cut.

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It has even been deemed to Oirishy for the Leprechauns.

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Wild Mountain Thyme is set to be released on December 11th. Unless we decide to stay in lockdown to avoid it.

 

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