August 29th, 2003



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Still of Kelly Macdonald in IntermissionJohn Crowley in IntermissionStill of Cillian Murphy in IntermissionStill of Colm Meaney in IntermissionStill of Shirley Henderson in Intermission

A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.8/10 (9,613 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

Director: John Crowley

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us.

Colin Farrell - Lehiff
Kerry Condon - Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson - Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger - Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy - Woman in Shopping Mall
Cillian Murphy - John
Brían F. O'Byrne - Mick
Derry Power - Elderly Man on Bus
David Wilmot - Oscar
Owen Roe - Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy - Helen
Kelly Macdonald - Deirdre
John Rogan - Alfred
Tom Farrelly - George
Gerry Moore - Seamus Ruane

Taglines: Life is what happens in between.


Official Website: Golem [Spain] | IFC Films [United States] |

Release Date: 29 August 2003

Filming Locations: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: £146,220 (UK) (31 August 2003) (28 Screens)

Gross: $889,857 (USA) (6 June 2004)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | Canada: (Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?

Colin Farrell performs "I Fought The Law" over the end credits.

Jerry Lynch: You just don't have the requisite Celtic soul, man.

User Review

see this with someone who is as cynical as you

Rating: 9/10

to be honest, the first scene sums this movie up, it's a punch in the face. you have to have a very dry sense of humor to like this movie, i don't think it was made for the usual "american" market. our culture is geared toward in your face comedy, like old school or dodge ball, where subtle darker humor about everyday life gets lost. husbands leave wives, people get fired from terrible jobs, and in general have crappy lives. but it is up to us to enjoy what we have, and finding the strength to keep on going no matter what, and this movie is like that. it has an all star cast, from Colin Farrell to Colm Meany, Shirley Henderson to Cillian Murphy they all shine like the stars they are.


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