The Closer You Get (2000)
Directed by Aileen Ritchie
Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama | Sub-Genres - Comedy of Manners, Ensemble Film, Romantic Comedy, Rural Drama, Sex Comedy | Release Date - Feb 25, 2000 (USA - Limited) | Run Time - 95 min. | Countries - United Kingdom, Ireland | MPAA Rating - PG13
Synopsis by Mark Deming
In a small Irish village where herding sheep is still one of the major industries, the largely male, unmarried population has grown dissatisfied with their lot in life; when a shipping error sends the wrong film to the local movie house, the citizens are treated to a racy item from the United States. The movie is cut short by the village priest, but it plants an idea in a few of the men: America is overflowing with beautiful women, so why not get a few of them to come to Ireland? Pooling their resources, a group of men places personal ads in an American newspaper in hopes of luring a few ladies away from life in the States for the more rustic pleasures of the Irish countryside. The debut film from director Aileen Ritchie, The Closer You Get stars Niamh Cusack, Ian Hart, Sean McGinley, and Ruth McCabe.