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His & Hers

Release Date 18 Jun 2010 15 Oct 2010

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Certificate: U

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His & Hers is a cinematic mosaic that tells a 90-year-old love story through the collective voice of 70 ladies at different stages in their lives. The hallways, living rooms, and kitchens of the Irish midlands become the canvas for the film’s rich tapestry of female characters. The story unfolds sequentially from young to old, and the characters are charmingly unabashed; while the younger contributors are animated in discussing their relationships with their other halves, the older women describe their love, and often their bereft love, with grace and candor. His & Hers celebrates the ordinary moments that add up to the extraordinary. Individually each piece works on its own, but together they create an emotional portrait that explores the way we share life’s journey with others.

Cast:
Ken Wardrop

Writers:
Ken Wardrop

Producers:
Ken Wardrop

Directors:
Ken Wardrop

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Movies.ie Critic Review

Over the course of 80 minutes, Wardrop lets the mna na hEireann talk about the men in their lives, and consider the life in their men. The whole spectrum of standing by your man is covered, from young girls talking about their dads, older girls talking about brothers, and boyfriends, and, later, husbands. From first love to becoming a widow, Wardrop's charming documentary charts the life of the Irish male from the cradle to the grave through the eyes of the women who love them.

THE VERDICT: Try to imagine, if you will, a Creature Comforts special centred on Irish women – some of them quite possibly Pat Shortt in drag - talking about the men in their lives, and you're somewhere close to the mildly guilty pleasure here. The women of Ireland indulging in their favourite pastime; talking about men - how could it not be a delight?

For some men, of course, the very definition of a chick flick is any movie in which the woman talks. Well, it would appear that young Irish filmmaker Ken Wardrop has just made the ultimate chick flick in this sweet and wonderful – and award-winning – gem.

A winner at the most recent Galway, Dublin and Sundance film festivals, His & Hers is the inevitable leap from ten award-winning, largely autobiographical shorts for Wardrop to his feature debut. Made for just €100,000, it may not have the flash, bang or wallop of Prince Of Persia or the glamour and glitz of Sex & The City 2, but His & Hers beats both hands down when it comes to humour and heart.

Review by Paul Byrne 

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User Reviews

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    mart

    should caution you that if you watch this movie, you will be struck with an overwhelming desire to go hug your wife, sister, girlfriend, mother, or daughter, whichever beloved female is closest and will tolerate being hugged by you.

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    mell61

    A wonderful snapshot of Irish women and the men in their lives, from father to boyfriends, husbands to sons.

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    maircc

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    Scannan

    A film that resonates with both genders and shows us exactly how much we mean to one another. Hope for humanity lies within.

    • Currently 5/5 Stars.

    Marvin

    Hilarious and heartbreaking in equal measures. A great film.

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    vu1999uk

    Lovely little film, which is both funny and touching. A great idea that works very well. Great to see a film like this made in Ireland.

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    coconut2674

    A must see! Very touching, endearing and heart wrenching at times.

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    WildRose86

    Lovely film showing the joys of Irish men. Simple yet effective, showing the main points in a woman's life.

    • Currently 4/5 Stars.

    niamhsmith

    His & Hers is a beautiful and charming Irish-made film. It is not often that those words are used to describe a documentary but this one deserves them and more. It is a beautiful, real and lovely piece of film that should be seen by everyone, I have been recommending it left, right and centre since I saw it!

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    azrael

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    krodnoc

    Contains some very poignant and very funny moments, but would have worked better in a shorter form.

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    sharon.casey

    Well done Ken!