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The Eclipse

The EclipseA smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father,...The EclipseDramaPT86MRA smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father,...2010-03-31Aidan Quinn
The Eclipse | THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.

THRILLER Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle play authors in this smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story.

B+

The Eclipse

Genre: Drama; Starring: Ciaran Hinds, Aidan Quinn; Director: Conor McPherson; Author: Conor McPherson; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season

A smart, scary, spine-tinglingly matter-of-fact ghost story. In the Irish village of Cobh, Michael (Ciarén Hinds), a lonely widowed father, volunteers his services at the local literary festival. There, he plays on-call driver to two visiting writers: a drunken, egomaniacal celebrity novelist (Aidan Quinn) and a gentle, comely author of paranormal fiction (Iben Hjejle). There’s a love triangle, as well as a ghost that will make you jump (seriously). But what holds The Eclipse together is Hinds’ sorrowful and moving performance as a man haunted in more ways than one. B+

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Originally posted March 31 2010 — 12:00 AM EDT

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