Lost and Found

I would like to think all Irish people are as kind as the ones portrayed in this charming series of vignettes that take place in or near a Lost and Found office at an Irish train station.

Writer/director Liam O. Mochain created these delightful interconnected sketches inspired by true stories. All of Mochain's characters are seen off and on throughout this movie, as it is a small town and they interact.

I'm going to do a terrible thing and not name the actors. I can't pronounce their names and most of their credits are for their work in Ireland. Here are the most visible characters:
  • Joe heads the cast as the proprietor of the lost and found office. He is a busy man, courting the local ticketing agent at the station, so he hires her son.
  • Daniel is given only rudimentary training before he is on his own. Items turned in include an engagement ring, a baby in a pram, and an artificial leg.
  • Outside we see Eddie, who is trying to get money for a ticket to Dublin, as his wife is in the hospital there.
  • Gabriel is an earnest young man trying to pull off the surprise proposal of the century. You won't believe how many things can go wrong!
  • Paudge needs a Mongolian Throat Singer for the grand opening of his Asian-themed pub. He is always hopeful (but cranky) as he invests time, money and labor on each new scheme.
  • From her deathbed, Daniel's grandmother asks him to retrieve a bracelet left behind when her family fled the Nazis.
  • Maya goes into the funeral parlor to use the restroom, then discovers she knew the man in that casket, so she signs the guest book.
  • Sile is a lovely bride, even though she shows a strong Bridezilla streak. Will the groom show up?
The stories are charming and involving. It's fun to see familiar faces in the train station, on the train itself, in the funeral home, the lost and found office and numerous other places.

I've ordered the DVD but despite the Amazon catalog not showing closed captions, my DVD has them. This is a real plus! ...smile...
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Here is a preview:
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