When Brendan Met Trudy (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

When Brendan Met Trudy2001

When Brendan Met Trudy (2001)



Critic Consensus: The references to other films are rather overdone, and the direction is uneven.

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Brendan (Peter McDonald) is an anal retentive teacher and film buff. One night he goes to a pub and meets Trudy (Flora Montgomery), an outgoing, lively woman who is his complete and utter opposite. Against all odds, Brendan asks her out, and although their first date is disastrous, they gradually form an unlikely relationship. But Brendan is hesitant to completely trust Trudy; not only does she go out at all hours of the night, there are also news reports of a woman in a black balaclava who has been castrating local men. Naturally, Brendan's already festering suspicion takes little time to explode into a paranoid frenzy, and hijinks ensue.


Eileen Walsh
as Siobhan
Barry Cassin
as Headmaster
Julie Hale
as Female Chorister
Jack Lynch
as Conductor
Dr. Stewart
as Himself
Pat Kinevane
as Teacher 1
Terry Byrne
as Teacher 2
Myles Horgan
as Teacher 3
Charlie Bird
as Himself
Ann Cassin
as Newsreader
Harry Crosbie
as Reporter
Philip Judge
as Garda Spokesman
Alicia O'Keefe
as Young Woman at Filmhaus
Kieron J. Walsh
as Young Man at Filmhaus
Bernard Berts Folan
as School Caretaker
Kevin Sharkey
as Celtic Cub
Robbie Doolin
as Security Man
Nuala Kelly
as Prison Officer 1
Triona McGarry
as Prison Officer 2
Jim Corry
as Prison Officer 3
Patricia Martin
as Mrs. O'Shaughnessy
Susan Murray
as Wings Woman No. 1
Gail Kainswarren
as Wings Woman No. 2
Amelia Crowley
as Bookshop Babe
Robert Mack
as Brendan and Trudy's Child
James T. Mack
as Brendan and Trudy's Child
Coco Kenny
as Brendan and Trudy's Child
Francis Schurmann
as Brendan and Trudy's Child
Shauna Nugent
as Brendan and Trudy's Child
Gabriel Byrne
as Special Appearance
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Critic Reviews for When Brendan Met Trudy

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (28)

Getting all the film references means you have to be a bit of a film buff yourself, but it's not essential to the enjoyment of this lighthearted satire.

August 10, 2001

Doyle should have spent more time on the story and less time in the video store searching for inspiration.

August 10, 2001 | Rating: 2.5/4

The type of film that begs to be called 'charming' and by doing so instead ends up grating.

May 14, 2001 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Brimming with sweet Irish charm.

April 30, 2001 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This unusual romance works brilliantly thanks to a terrific turn from McDonald and a career-making one from Montgomery.

April 27, 2001 | Rating: 4/5

It feels churlish to complain about its borrowings from other films. But it feels insubstantial and redundant.

April 6, 2001

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