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Golden Globe wins for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ leave some in Ireland wondering about its quality

January 12, 2023

It was a banner year for Irish cinema at the Golden Globes last night. The Banshees of Inisherin won Best Director, Best Comedy and Best Actor – the latest in a string of awards season wins. You would think that an award-winning film written by an Irishman, featuring an all-Irish cast and shot in Ireland, would be a particular point of national pride. But no culture is a monolith, and some citizens of the Republic wonder if the movie is all it’s made out to be after all.

innisheeran banshees, watched it last night, can’t understand the hype surrounding it, beautifully shot scenery, the acting was brilliant, but the script was a bit ridiculous, heard on the radio won the golden globe last night am i the only one thinking this or did anyone else think this was the usual irish gobshitter from ireland

In a post on Reddit’s r/Ireland page, a user questions whether or not the award-winning script deserves all the fuss. Despite praising the look of the film and the acting, they categorize the script as “the usual Irish gob****terry”. Not exactly an Irish blessing.

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