Evelyn

Evelyn

DVD - 2002
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In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : MGM Home Entertainment, 2002
ISBN: 9780792855033
0792855035
Branch Call Number: EVE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4in

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Bookertsamcleo
Aug 19, 2014

Evelyn is based on a true story of a father who did not heed the word "no" when the Irish government told him he could not raise his children. The actors do a great job especially Sophie Vavasseur as Evelyn. Heartwarming story.

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jazpur
Feb 14, 2014

This movie, loosely based on a true story, came out in 2002. Sophie Vavasseur stars as Evelyn, the little girl sent to an orphanage . Her father Desmond Doyle is played by Pierce Brosnan and the cast includes Juliana Margulies, Alan Bates, Aiden Quinn and Stephen Rea.It is Irish to the core and tells of the struggle of Desmond Doyle against the power of the Catholic Church and Government to have the Provisions of The Children's Act of 1941 repealed so that he could re-unite his family after their mother ran off to Australia.. A moving and inspirational film.

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atfrancis
Mar 12, 2012

Slow but interesting true account of how a down and out Irishman took on the legal system and won.

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