It was a banner year for Irish cinema at the Golden Globes last night. The Banshees of Inisherin took home awards for Best Director, Best Comedy, and Best Actor — the latest in a string of award season wins. You’d think an award-winning movie written by an Irishman, starring an entirely Irish cast, and filmed in Ireland, would be a particular point of national pride. But no culture is a monolith and some citizens of the Republic are questioning whether the movie is all that it’s cracked up to be after all.
In a post on the Reddit r/Ireland page, a user questions whether or not the award-winning script deserves all the fuss. Despite praising the film’s look and the acting of the cast they categorize the screenplay as “the usual Irish gob****tery.” Not exactly an Irish blessing.