Angela's Ashes

That Frank McCourt's memoir of growing up wretchedly poor in Ireland was a best-seller owes much to his tone: wry, self-deprecating, witty and remarkably free of self-pity, given that he and his brothers spent much of their childhoods hungry, cold, sick and humiliated by spiteful children and feckless adults. Alan Parker's adaptation is meticulous, unsentimental,...read more

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Frank McCourt, Pulitzer-Winning Memoirist, Dies at 78

Frank McCourt, a teacher who in his sixties wrote a memoir of his desperately poor Irish childhood that became the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela's Ashes, has died. He was 78. McCourt, whose novel was adapted into a 1999 film of the same name, died of… Read more

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01:59 — Trailer for Angela's Ashes. Angela's Ashes tells the story of Frank McCourt and his childhood after his family are forced to move from America back to (more…)

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  • Released: 1999
  • Rating: R
  • Review: That Frank McCourt's memoir of growing up wretchedly poor in Ireland was a best-seller owes much to his tone: wry, self-deprecating, witty and remarkably free of self-pity, given that he and his brothers spent much of their childhoods hungry, cold, sick a… (more)

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