I saw Waking Ned Devine for the first time not too long ago. I had a difficult time getting into the movie, because my ears were slow to catch the cadence and nuances of the thick Irish accents. This is not an unusual problem for me. Once my brain clicked into the dialogue, I enjoyed the movie.
The story takes place in a small Irish village where someone has won the National Lottery. We often hear “it takes a village.” We read news stories where neighbors help neighbors when disaster strikes. But what happens when someone wins the lottery and the shock of it kills him?