Circle of Friends

Three girlhood friends now at college share first loves, first kisses and first betrayals. At the center of it all is the best-looking boy on campus. Can a self-conscious dreamer hook the biggest fish in the pond?

Directed by: Pat O'Connor Terence A. Clegg Libbie Barr
Genres: Drama, Romance,
Production Company: The Rank Organisation, Screen Ireland, Lantana, Price Entertainment,

Circle of Friends - For everyone who ever thought the person they loved was out of their reach - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 07-04-1995
  • Runtime: 103 Minutes
  • Popularity: 4.54
  • Vote Count: 61
  • IMDB Rating: 6.6
  • Budget: USD 0
  • Revenue: USD 0
  • Region: Ireland ( IE ), United Kingdom ( GB ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Chris O'Donnell - Azwaad Movie Database Chris O'Donnell Jack Foley
Minnie Driver - Azwaad Movie Database Minnie Driver Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan
Geraldine O'Rawe - Azwaad Movie Database Geraldine O'Rawe Eve Malone
Saffron Burrows - Azwaad Movie Database Saffron Burrows Nan Mahon
Alan Cumming - Azwaad Movie Database Alan Cumming Sean Walsh
Colin Firth - Azwaad Movie Database Colin Firth Simon Westward
Aidan Gillen - Azwaad Movie Database Aidan Gillen Aidan Lynch
John Kavanagh - Azwaad Movie Database John Kavanagh Brian Mahon
Ciarán Hinds - Azwaad Movie Database Ciarán Hinds Professor Flynn
Tony Doyle - Azwaad Movie Database Tony Doyle Dr. Foley
Photo Name Department
Mary Selway-Production Mary Selway Production (Casting)
Jim Clay-Art Jim Clay Art (Production Design)
Michael Kamen-Sound Michael Kamen Sound (Music)
John Jympson-Editing John Jympson Editing (Editor)
Andrew Davies-Writing Andrew Davies Writing (Writer)
Carmel Jackson-Costume & Make-Up Carmel Jackson Costume & Make-Up (Makeup Artist)
David Appleby-Camera David Appleby Camera (Still Photographer)
Pat O'Connor-Directing Pat O'Connor Directing (Director)
Anushia Nieradzik-Costume & Make-Up Anushia Nieradzik Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Gerry Humphreys-Sound Gerry Humphreys Sound (Sound Re-Recording Mixer)

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Peter McGinn

Circle of Friends is a little feel good sort of movie. The ensemble characters interact quite well. I have always liked Minnie Driver, and Alan Cummings seems to nail the smarmy characters like this I think he was in a Jane Austen adaptation film with a similar role. The film is based on one of the best Maeve Binchy novels, in my opinion. It concerns Bennie, Driver’s character, who has a self-esteem problem based partly on her weight and unpopularity. But she stands up for herself when she has to, and makes friends. She overcomes problems I won’t go into and risk giving details away, but suffice to say you should really end up rooting for her. My only problem with the movie is the ending. I felt the book had the perfect ending, and the movie went a different way. Don’t get me wrong; if I hadn’t read the book, I am sure I would have been a-okay with the movie ending. I just thought the book nailed it. But movies and books have different story arcs sometimes, and it wouldn’t stop me from watching Circle of Friends again if the opportunity comes along. You be sure to also, because as near as I can see, it can be hard to find it streaming nowadays.

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