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Still shot from the movie: Evelyn.


An Irish father is forced to fight the establishment after his wife deserts him, and the government places his young children in the care of the Catholic Church. Based on the real life plight of Desmond Doyle, Evelyn recounts the precedent setting case. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 02 Dec 2002
Video Release: 14 Apr 2003
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In the movie, one of the characters claims, “Law and justice are two different things.” Is this sometimes true? How do you think this inequality comes about?

Evelyn Doyle’s published memoirs are the inspiration for this film. For a quick look at some of the differences between her account and the movie, check out the book reports here. Please note this is Amazon’s UK site… her book has not been released to North America at this time.

What do you think motivates the changes made when a book undergoes the film adaptation process?

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About the Reviewer: Donna Gustafson

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