Based on true events, Evelyn tells the inspiring story of real-life hero Desmond Doyle (Pierce Brosnan, Die Another Day) and his young children, Evelyn (introducing Sophie Vavasseur), Maurice and Dermot. Abandoned by his wife, Doyle does his best to make it as a single dad, raising his kids alone in Ireland. Their life isn't easy and when his wife's mother reports her daughter's abandonment to the authorities, the power of the Church and the Irish courts take his children away and put them in orphanages. Doyle is devastated. Vowing to reunite his family, he enlists the help of new friend Bernadette Beattie (Julianna Margulies, E.R.), her solicitor brother Michael (Stephen Rea, The End of the Affair), their American lawyer friend Nick (Aidan Quinn, Michael Collins) and Nick's mentor Tom Connolly (Alan Bates, Sum of all Fears). Together they attempt to do what has never been done before challenge a law before the Irish Supreme Court. Doyle's fight to keep his family intact becomes an uplifting testament to the strength of a father's love and the power of the human spirit.
Running Time: 93 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 22 Sept. 2003
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