An Immigrant Returns to Ireland
True to form this was a traditional Irish wake. It was pretty complete with the men smoking and sipping whiskey or Guinness and the women serving tea and biscuits and fussing over the men and the younger children drinking tea in their baby bottles.
Roger Ebert gets it right when he reviewed the movie and said:
“There comes a day when we realize that we have grown older than our parents were when they were raising us. That is the day we can forgive them, because that is the day we discover they were no more infallible than we ourselves are.”