Think the only thing worth watching on St. Patrick’s Day is multiple episodes of Cheers (bars, Boston, you get my drift, right?)? Think again. Waking Ned Divine is an Irish classic and the only thing you should be pressing play on this St. Patrick’s Day.
It’s the story of a small Irish town where a miracle happens: one of its residents, a man by the name of Ned Divine, wins the lottery. The catch? Ned, er, kicks the bucket two seconds after his win. So what’s the town to do? Why pretend Ned is still alive in the form of Michael O’Sullivan, a man similar in age to Ned but unfortunately a terrible liar. What follows is the tale of two old friends who do everything they can to convince the “lotto people” Ned Divine is very much alive and ready to accept his winnings.
It’s a film that captures all the whimsy of Ireland, from lush green countryside and a surplus of pints, to old men riding naked on a motorcycle (oh, you didn’t know that was a past time in Ireland?). So while Cheers marathons are great fun, don’t miss this excuse to check out a beloved Irish classic. Make sure you have plenty of pints at the ready.