Holy Water is a comedy about four lovable losers
who are living in a a small town that has hit hard times. The town used to
be a tourist destination for its spas and a local attraction called the
Holy Well, but now the town is dead. One of the lovable losers sees a
truck delivering Viagra pass the same route everyday and hatches a plan
with the others to hold up the truck and steal a delivery so that they can
sell it to whoever wants it in Amsterdam. The robbery, while not going to
plan, is actually pulled off, but the robbery brings in an American
security team who are ruthless in getting the drugs back. The felons hide
their stash in a sack in some water but it seeps through into the town's
water supply and everyone in town starts drinking it and ...
... you can guess what happens next.
Like Sensation (yesterday's review), this is a
small Irish film, but at least the movie is trying for something bigger.
There's a few American actors (Linda Hamilton, 'Tiny' Lister, Lisa Catara)
and the mood is lighthearted, even if there really aren't many laughs.
It's an OK film and that's about the best I can say about it.
Dierdre Mullins film clip
Lisa Catara film clip
Susan Lynch film clip