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Director  John Butler
Duration  
Language  English
6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  Ireland
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Release date  10 September 2013 (2013-09-10) (Toronto) 7 March 2014 (2014-03-07)
Writer  John Butler, Peter McDonald
Initial release  March 7, 2014 (United Kingdom)
Screenplay  Peter McDonald, John Butler
Music director  Stephen Rennicks, Hugh Drumm
Cast  Andrew Scott (Davin), Hugh O'Conor (Fionnan), Peter McDonald (The Machine), Brian Gleeson (Simon), Michael Legge (Little Kevin), Andrew Bennett (Big Kevin)
Similar movies  Peter McDonald appears in The Stag and Spin the Bottle
Tagline  Mistakes were made

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The Stag (known as The Bachelor Weekend in some regions) is a 2013 Irish film directed by John Butler in his feature début and written by Butler and Peter McDonald.

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Plot

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A stag weekend in the great outdoors in the west of Ireland takes some unexpected detours.

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Arrow Films' synopsis of The Stag is as follows: "Self-confessed metrosexual Fionnán doesn't want a stag do, but would happily attend the Hen. Ruth, the now concerned bride-to-be (Amy Huberman), promptly persuades the, marginally more-macho, best man (Andrew Scott) to organise one. Reluctantly, he agrees but proceeds to do everything he can to stop Ruth's wildly infamous brother, known only as The Machine (Peter McDonald), coming along for their sober, walking-weekend, excuse for a stag party. But The Machine, not so easily foxed, tracks them down, and what follows is a hilarious few days in rural Ireland where the Stags find themselves lost, shot at, stoned and butt-naked. The Stag is a hilarious and heart-warming journey of friendship, fear, male bonding, and tightly fashioned squirrel skin!"

Cast

  • Andrew Scott as Davin
  • Hugh O'Conor as Fionnán
  • Peter McDonald as The Machine (Richard)
  • Brian Gleeson as Simon
  • Andrew Bennett as Large Kevin
  • Michael Legge as Little Kevin
  • Amy Huberman as Ruth
  • Release

    After being included in the line-up at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2013, the film was released in Ireland on 7 March 2014 and 14 March in the UK. It received its US première at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in April. For the US release the film was retitled The Bachelor Weekend.

    Reception

    Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 81% based on reviews from 26 critics.

    Mark Kermode gave the film 3/5 stars.

    Ryan McNeil described it as 'an unexpected gem' with 'some of the most honest performances you're likely to see, and more brains, heart, and courage than any Hollywood comedy dare put forward.'

    Awards

    The Stag has been nominated for best Irish film at the 11th Irish Film & Television Awards.

    References

    The Stag (film) Wikipedia
    The Stag (film) IMDb The Stag (film) themoviedb.org