The Miracle 1991

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The Miracle ★★½ 1991 (PG)

Irish teens, whose strong friendship is based upon their equally unhappy home lives, find both tested when a secretive American woman turns up in town. Excellent debuts from Byrne and Pilkington but tedious pacing in a dreamy script that tells too much too soon. Worth watching just for D'Angelo's smouldering rendition of “Star-dust.” 97m/C VHS . GB Beverly D'Angelo, Donal McCann, Niall Byrne, Lorraine Pilkington, J.G. Devlin; D: Neil Jordan; W: Neil Jordan; C: Philippe Rousselot; M: Anne Dudley.