The Quiet Man #MovieReview

Film 268 in the “1001 Films to See Before You Die” challenge is 1952’s “The Quiet Man”. Based on a 1933 Saturday Evening Post short story by Maurice Walsh entitled “The Green Rushes”, this John Ford romantic comedy drama is about boxer Sean Thornton (John Wayne) returning to his native Ireland, hoping to buy his family’s homestead and live in peace. So far in this challenge I have only liked one John Wayne film and turned off all the rest because they bored me to death. You can add this one to the list as well. I had no clue what was happening. Why does Will hate Sean? Why is Sean a creep when he first meets Mary Kate? And what is Michaeleen saying? Even with subtitles I can’t understand what he is saying. Also, this film seems to stereotype Irish people a little too much. Is everyone in the pub drinking Guinness? Yeah. Is there a redhead in the area? Yeah. Also, where’s the comedy? If you’re going to make a comedy film then have something that the audience can laugh at. There’s nothing funny in this film at all. Side note, Inisfree isn’t a real place. It’s actually a skin care company from South Korea. So… Sean bought a cottage in a place that makes skin care lotion. Anyway, this film bored me and confused be far too much with it’s plot (if there was one). Fun Fact of the Film – This filmed in County Galway where director John Ford’s family emigrated to from the United States. If you have seen this film then let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Here is what I managed to say while watching 1952’s “The Quiet Man”


 Film – The Quiet Man
Year – 1952
Director – John Ford
Written by – Frank S. Nugent
Based On – A 1933 Short Story by Maurice Walsh in the Saturday Evening Post
Staring – John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
IMDb Rating – 7.9/10
My Rating – I’m bored
Length – 129 min (2h 9min)
Genre – Comedy, Drama, Romance

I feel like I’m going to hate this
Welcome to Castletown and the train arrives 3 hours late
See that road there? Don’t take that one
Just tell me how to get to Inisfree
Clearly nothing happens in Castletown
A random man just stole his bags
I Googled “Inisfree” – It’s a skin care company from South Korea
Sean says he wants to buy his childhood cottage
They eat steel in Pittsburgh?!
What’s the obsession with adding “een” to the end of everyone’s name
Hello Father
Again, can you really light a match with the bottom of your boot
Hi red hair lady.
Bye red hair lady
I’m saying this now John Wayne is not Irish
So… You only like women because your thirsty
Welcome to Pat Co-han’s pub
Scrap that… Welcome to mass
12 minutes in and I have no idea what’s happening
Not really how you introduce yourself to women… Stalk them and stick your hand in the Holy Water
I have no idea what Michaeleen is saying even with subtitles
So… Redheads aren’t pretty?!?
Still don’t know what’s happening
Haha! Little and large people in the same shot
Will isn’t happy that Sean wants to buy the cottage
£600 for the cottage
Now it’s £1000
She missed the plate serving that potato
Wait… We’re on break… And we can’t have food
How dare you spit on my floor! I just cleaned that
What a waste of food
What the fuck is going on
Nice of Sean to buy everyone at the pub a Guinness
22 minutes in and still lost
Are all Americans millions
Do Irish people not have sleeping bags
Here comes Will… just to be a dick
What the hell is going on
How dare you say good morning to my daughter
I am easily defeated by a coat


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