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10 times Hollywood got Ireland all wrong


1. When Amy Adams’ character in Leap Year plugged in her phone charger and the power went out across Dingle



2. And how their journey to Dublin from Kerry was an odyssey of biblical proportions

We have roads here.

3. Then there were the crimes committed against Ireland  in 2014′s The Yank


Which are all handily contained within the trailer:

Source: Chicago Comedy Film Festival/YouTube

4. It featured some lad pronouncing “sláinte” like “sah-lawn-cha”

slainte Source: YouTube

5. When Gerard Butler said “boyo” in PS I Love You


6. Actually, every scene with dialogue was a travesty on this fair nation

psiloveyou Source: YouTube

“Let’s go to Whaaalens pub”

7. When The Matchmaker gave the impression that we replace the letter ‘A’ randomly with shamrocks here

matchmaker Source: YouTube

8. That time Stuart Townsend got with every single member of Kate Hudson’s family in About Adam and there wasn’t even a falling out

Source: eurocinemachannel/YouTube


9. Hollywood convinced a generation of Americans that Irish people talk like Tom Cruise in Far and Away

MSDFAAN EC014 Source: Baselineresearch

Far and away the worst thing ever.

10. And finally…when it looked like all proposals in Ireland took place on the Cliffs of Moher



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