'Eamon' humorous but fails to engage

'Eamon' humorous but fails to engage

Director: Margaret Corkery

Cast: Amy Kirwan, Robert Donnelly, Darren Healy

Cert: 15

An ambitious, low-budget Irish film with enough dark humour and observation to satisfy.

The title character (played by Donnelly) is a hyperactive six-year-old who competes with his frustrated father (Healy) for the affection of his mother (Kirwan), a battle that gets more out of control when the family go on holiday.

The characters are caught in a loveless companionship and, unfortunately, are not sufficiently engaging to enlist our sympathy.

But that said, it is a brave attempt that tries to look at the meaning of family.

Star Rating: 3/5

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