“It’s St. Patty’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight. Why don’t you just pull up a stool and have a drink with us?” — Murphy McManus
What to pair with your Guinness or your Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day? Probably more ale or whiskey, if you’re doing things properly. But for the Wine Harlots, nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a viewing of the cult classic movie, Boondock Saints.
It’s begins in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day in church with a sermon perpetuating the myth of the bystander effect as the priest lectures the parishioners about the murder of Kitty Genovese and warns against the kind of evil we must fear most, the indifference of good men. After an unfortunate barroom brawl with the Russian mafia and a call from God, twin brothers, Connor and Murphy McManus, played by Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus, begin on a quest to eliminate evil from the world. There are more continuity errors, mangled plot points and foul language than there are Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. If you as easily insulted, steer clear – Boondock Saints is an equal-opportunity offender. But any movie Willem Dafoe is in, is always worth a viewing. For St. Paddy’s, pair your pint with the Boondock Saints. Sláinte!
photo credits: Franchise Films ©1999