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20th Jul 2017

One Of The Best Irish Movies In Years Is On Netflix From Today

James Fenton

Thursday night movie anyone?

Handsome Devil, which numerous critics have called the best Irish film of 2017 is available from today on Netflix.

The movie stars Nicholas Galitzine and Fionn O’Shea as a couple of unlikely friends at an all-boys school obsessed with rugby. It’s largely a hilarious coming of age tale with a huge amount of heart about a boy trying to become true to himself in the harsh environment of an Irish secondary school.

The movie has had a massive influence on audiences, so much so that director John Butler received this letter from a family whose son came out as gay after watching the film.

If you missed it in the cinema, you’ve no excuse now. The movie also stars Ardal O’Hanlon and Amy Huberman while Amy’s husband Brian O’Driscoll even got involved in choreographing the rugby scenes.

If that hasn’t convinced you, the movie currently holds an 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes so you’ve no excuse for not watching it really. Check out the trailer below.

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