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An Irish Angel (2024) Movie Review

By Newguy

An Irish Angel – Movie Review

Read our review of 'An Irish Angel' movie, directed by Danny Patrick. Discover the heartwarming story of Aine, a schoolgirl facing challenges and unexpected pregnancy.

Director: Danny Patrick

Writer: Danny Patrick (Screenplay)


Plot: Aine is a secondary school girl from the wrong side of the tracks, who lives in Portrush, NI with her mother Margaret who works as a cleaner for a local office and her grandmother Agnes who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Runtime: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: An Irish Angel starts when schoolgirl Aine (James) is trying to keep her unplanned pregnancy. Her best friend Leo (Bell) is the only one who knows and is dealing with his own problems of a neglectful brother Padraig (Black).

Aine must figure out what to do and once her mother Margaret (Doherty) discovers her life becomes even more complicated. She turns to the church for answers and her Catholic upbringing makes it difficult to get an abortion.

Verdict on An Irish Angel

An Irish Angel is a drama following a catholic schoolgirl dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. She has been hiding it from her mom and even who the father is. However, she ends up getting caught up wondering what to do with the future she once dreamt of.

This gets to show the challenging situations an unexpected pregnancy presents. It shows the questions that get asked as people must decide what to do next from within a religious neighbourhood. All while showing a violent criminal world people find themselves in. This shows the lives around us can be challenging and not everything is as simple as it seems. The movie is filled with wonderful performances from the whole cast with Niamh James taking center stage.

Where to Watch

On UK digital 15 April from Miracle Media.

Final ThoughtsAn Irish Angel is a powerful, impactful and emotional drama.

An Irish Angel (2024) Movie Review

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