"There's fecking never anything on is there?", is often how the conversation goes in Irish households on Friday nights. Last night, however, TV3 gave us all a massive treat by airing The Commitments, arguably the most universally popular Irish movie of all time.
Roddy Doyle's story of Jimmy Rabbitte and his merry band of soul men and soul women has warmed the hearts and tickled the funny bones of the nation since its release in 1991.
Last night was no exception plenty of people taking to Twitter to share their joy. Favourite quotes were shared, little (or not so little) known facts were exchanged and there was plenty of Irish celeb-spotting too.
It was one of those rare scenarios on Twitter where people weren't jumping down each other's throats and everyone was just having the craic. The power of film, wha?
The excitement was difficult to contain...
Fuck my life the commitments is on!! Greatest film EVER!!
— Jamie (@jamieparry85) May 4, 2018
— David Gee (@DavidGeester) May 4, 2018
The Commitments on TV3. What a movie!
— Rick Mooney (@RikMon23) May 4, 2018
The best quotes still resonate to this day...
It’s ride Sally ride not roide Sally roide #TheCommitments
— jen ????????♀️ (@JenniMcAD) May 4, 2018
— Eva Jane Gaffney (@EvaJanez) May 4, 2018
The nostalgia was real, lads...
— Joan (@JoanScalesIT) May 4, 2018
Love those scenes in #TheCommitments filmed around Smithfield. Mountains of memories of going to me Dad’s Post Office in Stoneybatter as a kid. Area unrecognisable now.
— Damien O'Meara (@damien_omeara) May 4, 2018
— Robbie Kane (@robbiekane74) May 4, 2018
Sure who'd be going out?
Just ordered an Indian takeaway, the wine is in the fridge and the commitments is on tv tonight. I’m loving this Friday.
— Sarah-Jayne Tobin (@TheSJTobin) May 4, 2018
Who says you can't enjoy a classic comedy and learn at the same time?
Playing 'what's yer man from again?' tonight while watching #TheCommitments
— Cian McG (@CianMcGar) May 4, 2018