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Starring: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condon, Barry Keoghan
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Drama written and directed by Martin McDonagh. Set on a remote island off the west coast of Ireland, The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) follows lifelong friends Pádraic (Colin Farrell) and Colm (Brendan Gleeson), who find themselves at an impasse when Colm unexpectedly puts an end to their friendship. A stunned Pádraic, aided by his sister Siobhan (Kerry Condon), and troubled young islander Dominic (Barry Keoghan), endeavours to repair the relationship, refusing to take no for an answer. But Pádraic’s repeated efforts only strengthen his former friend’s resolve, and when Colm delivers a desperate ultimatum, events swiftly escalate, with alarming consequences.
Our Favorite Quotes:'Some things there's no moving on from. And I think that's a good thing.' - Pádraic Súilleabháin (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I knocked on ColmSonnyLarry. He’s just sitting there.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Sitting there doing what?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Sitting there doing nothing. Smoking.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Was he asleep?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: He was smoking, Siobhan. How do you smoke in your sleep like?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: [referring to Colm] Have you been rowing?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: We haven’t been rowing. I don’t think we’ve been rowing. Have we been rowing?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: [referring to Colm] Why wouldn’t he answer the door to me?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Maybe he just doesn’t like you no more.
Gerry: [as Colm goes to sit outside the bar] Are you rowing?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I didn’t think we were rowing.
Gerry: Well you are rowing.
Jonjo Devine: Well you are rowing. He’s sitting outside on his own like a whatchamacallit.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: It does look like we’re rowing. Well, I suppose I best go talk to him, so. See what this is all fecking about.
'We won't call it quits. We'll call it the start.' - Pádraic Súilleabháin (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Now I’m sitting here next to you, and if you’re going back inside, I’m following you inside. And if you’re going home, I’m following you there too. Now, if I’ve done something to you, just tell me what I’ve done to you. And if I’ve said something to you, maybe I said something when I was drunk, and I’ve forgotten it. But I don’t think I said something when I was drunk, and I’ve forgotten it. But if I did, then tell me what it was, and I’ll say sorry for that too, Colm. With all my heart, I’ll say sorry. Just stop running away from me like some fool of a moody school child.
Colm Doherty: You didn’t do anything to me. And you didn’t do anything to me.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Well, that’s what I was thinking like.
Colm Doherty: I just don’t like you no more.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: You do like me.
Colm Doherty: I don’t.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: But you liked me yesterday.
Colm Doherty: Oh, did I, yeah?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I thought you did.
Dominic Kearney: [to Pádraic] You’re behaving awful unusual.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Sure, Mrs. McCormick never gets a chance to come over for a chat.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: She never gets a chance because you avoid her.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: I do not avoid her!
Pádraic Súilleabháin: You hide behind walls if she’s coming up the road.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: [as she looks over to Mrs. McCormick] I do not hide behind walls.
'That's what I was thinking, that he's depressed. Well, if he is, he could at least keep it to himself like. You know, push it down, like the rest of us.' - Pádraic Súilleabháin (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Pádraic Súilleabháin: [as he looks at the mainland in the distance] Good luck to you. Whatever it is you’re fighting about.
Jonjo Devine: All the ladies love Colm, you know? Always did.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Yeah? That’s not true.
Jonjo Devine: [as Dominic enters the pub] You’re still barred, Dominic! Out!
Dominic Kearney: You said barred until April.
Jonjo Devine: What are we now?
Dominic Kearney: April.
Jonjo Devine: Well, put that stick outside anyways. And don’t be bothering no women.
Dominic Kearney: There’s women? There is women. And good ones.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: [referring to Colm] He just doesn’t want to be friends with me no more.
Dominic Kearney: What is he, twelve? Why does he not want to be friends with you no more?
'If I was to cut something off myself for every dull person that came in here, I'd only have my head left.' - Jonjo Devine (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Dominic Kearney: [to Pádraic] Daddy’ll kill us if we wake him when he’s been w***ing.
Dominic Kearney: [to Pádraic] Me, I pay no attention to wars. I’m agin them. Wars and soap.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I don’t like to be chatting about these types of things, Dominic!
Dominic Kearney: What types of things?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Sisters with no clothes on!
Dominic Kearney: You saw my daddy with no clothes on.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: And till the day I die, I’ll wish I hadn’t.
Dominic Kearney: Sure, don’t I know it. The tiny, brown c**k on him.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: How’s the book?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: It’s sad.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Sad? Well, you should read a not sad one, Siobhan, else you might get sad.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Do you never get lonely, Pádraic?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Never get what?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Lonely.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Do I never get lonely? What’s the matter with everybody? Jesus. “Lonely”. Fecking hell.
'Niceness doesn't last.' - Colm Doherty (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Colm Doherty: Amn’t I allowed to have a quiet pint on me own, Pádraic?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Well, don’t ask a man to call up to you at your fecking house, so, like he has nothing better to do with his fecking time.
Colm Doherty: I didn’t ask you to call up to me at me house. And you do have nothing better to do with your fecking time.
Colm Doherty: [referring to his music] Me, this morning, this I wrote. Tomorrow, I’ll write the second part of it. And the day after, I’ll write the third part of it. And by Wednesday, there’ll be a new tune in the world, which wouldn’t have been there if I’d spent the week listening to your bollocks, Pádraic Suilleabhain.
Colm Doherty: So, do you want to take your pint outside, or do you want me to take my pint outside?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I’ll take my pint outside, because it’s a s**te tune anyways, I wouldn’t bother with it.
Colm Doherty: I just have this tremendous sense of time slipping away on me, Pádraic. And I think I need to spend the time I have left thinking and composing. Just trying not to listen to any more of the dull things that you have to say for yourself.
'I do worry sometimes I'm just entertaining myself while I stave off the inevitable.' - Colm Doherty (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Are you dying?
Colm Doherty: No, I’m not dying.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: But then you’ve loads of time.
Colm Doherty: For chatting?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Aye.
Colm Doherty: For aimless chatting?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Not for aimless chatting. For good, normal chatting.
Colm Doherty: [to Pádraic] So, we’ll keep aimlessly chatting, and me life’ll keep dwindling. And in twelve years, I’ll die with nothing to show for it, bar the chats I’ve had with a limited man, is that it?
Colm Doherty: The other night, two hours you spent talking to me about the things you found in your little donkey’s s**te that day. Two hours, Pádraic. I timed it.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Well, it wasn’t me little donkey’s s**te, was it? It was me pony’s s**te, which shows how much you were listening.
Colm Doherty: None of it helps me, do you understand? None of it helps me.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: We’ll just chat about something else then.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: [referring to Pádraic] You can’t just all of a sudden stop being friends with a fella!
Colm Doherty: Why can’t I?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Why can’t you? Because it isn’t nice.
Jonjo Devine: Do you want a sherry, Siobhan?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: No!
Jonjo Devine: Righty-ho.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: [referring to Pádraic] Has he said something to you when he was drunk?
Colm Doherty: No, I prefer him when he’s drunk. It’s all the rest of the time I have the problem with.
'Well, there goes that dream.' - Dominic Kearney (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Colm Doherty: [referring to Pádraic] He’s dull.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: But he’s always been dull. What’s changed?
Colm Doherty: I’ve changed. I just don’t have a place for dullness in me life anymore.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: But you live on an island off the coast of Ireland, Colm. What the hell are you hoping for, like?
Colm Doherty: For a bit of peace, Siobhan. That’s all. For a bit of peace in me heart like. You can understand that. Can’t you?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: I’m a happy lad. Or I was. Till me best friend started acting the gilly-gooly.
'If punching a policeman is a sin, we may as well just pack up and go home.' - Colm Doherty (The Banshees of Inisherin) Click To Tweet
Siobhan Súilleabháin: [referring to Colm] Maybe he’s just depressed.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: That’s what I was thinking, that he’s depressed. Well, if he is, he could at least keep it to himself like. You know, push it down, like the rest of us.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Dominic’s the dim one on the island, isn’t he?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: He is, aye. By miles.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Hang on, by miles. And then, who’s the next dimmest?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: Well, I don’t like to judge people in those terms now, do I?
Pádraic Súilleabháin: In what terms?
Siobhan Súilleabháin: In order of their dimness.
Pádraic Súilleabháin: Well, I know you don’t. And neither do I, do I? But try like.
Siobhan Súilleabháin: No! I won’t try. There’s enough judgy people on this fecking island. So no! You’re not dim!