Director: Kirk Jones
Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan
Waking Ned Devine sports an intriguing, uniquely clever premise: A recently deceased man wins a lotto jackpot, but when a couple of financially strapped gents stumble across his victorious ticket, they can't collect his spoils, since only the ticket's purchaser can do so.
The film's narrative hilariously progresses as the mere 51 remaining residents of the minuscule Irish town of Tulaigh More band together to figure a way in which they can split dead Ned Devine's earnings. For all its morbidity, though, Waking Ned Devine is, through and through, feel-good storytelling.