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About Adam


At the centre of About Adam, is a Dublin family consisting of a mother Peggy, three daughters Lucy, Laura and Alice and son David. Into their lives comes Adam - an enigmatic young man.

At first he meets Lucy who finds him shy and gentle. As she herself is a singer/waitress in a restaurant and is extrovert and fun-loving, she surprises herself by this attachment. The relationship grows until she is head-over-heals in love with Adam. Indeed she is the one who proposes marriage to him - which he accepts. The date is set.

What Lucy doesn't know is that her older and more serious sister Laura has been bumping into Adam, in all sorts of places. She has a different view of him, finding him intellectual and passionate. Conversation and literature draw them together until, despite her guilt, the inevitable happens and they begin an affair. But then, Adam's acceptance of Lucy's proposal leaves Laura in a quandary, not knowing where all this leading to, but reluctant to give him up.

Meanwhile little brother David is having a classic problem - how to get his girlfriend to sleep with him for the first time. He sees in Adam a fellow lad, a football fan, an experienced man of the world who might help. Which Adam happily does. They conceive an elaborate plan to create the right circumstances for David and Karen to get it together, but somehow it all goes wrong. David's anger abates later however when he finds Karen more than willing. Adam is his hero.

Finally the eldest sister Alice, who is both perceptive and unhappily married, realises that there is more to Adam than meets the eye.


Type of film
Running Time
98 mins
35mm Kodak
Gerard Stembridge
Harvey Weinstein, David M Thompson, David Aukin, Trea Leventhal, Rod Stoneman
Gerard Stembridge
Director of Photography
Bruno De Keyser
Principal Cast
Stuart Townsend, Frances O'Connor, Charlotte Bradley, Kate Hudson

Production status


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Last updated 26th November 2005

Production Company

Miramax / HAL Films
Elsley House
24-30 Gt. Titchfield St
London W1P 7AD

T 020 7535 8300
F 020 7535 8301


Miramax / HAL Films
Elsley House
24-30 Gt Titchfield St
London W1P 7AD

T +44 (0)20 7535 8300
F +44 (0)20 7535 8301