Year: 2000
USA: Miramax Films
UK: Metrodome
Cast: Stuart Townsend, Kate Hudson, Frances O'Connor, Charlotte Bradley, Rosaleen Linehan, Tommy Tiernan, Alan Maher, Brendan Dempsey, Cathleen Bradley, Roger Gregg
Director: Gerard Stembridge
Countries: Ireland / UK
USA: 105 mins
UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: R for language and sexuality
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language and moderate sex
USA Release Date: 18 May 2001 (Wider Release)
USA Release Date: 9 May 2001 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 30 March 2001


Miramax HAL Films, BBC Films and the Irish Film Board present ABOUT ADAM, a smart, sexy and sophisticated new spin on the merry-go-round of true romance in modern-day Ireland.

On a typical night in Dublin, Lucy Owens (Kate Hudson) is going about her usual routine of singing torch songs in a trendy Dublin restaurant, waiting tables and pondering her rotten luck in love. Then, while she's mid-song and mid-thought on her latest romantic misfire, a handsome stranger wanders in and marches straight into her heart. Finally, after a never-ending string of short-term boyfriends, Lucy has found someone she can love for more than three weeks, handsome, charming, lovable and entirely unpredictable Adam (Stuart Townsend).

As their romance heats up, it's no time before Adam's charm has conquered the affections of Lucy's entire family, including her two sisters Laura (Frances O'Connor, MANSFIELD PARK) and Alice (Charlotte Bradley) and mother Peggy (Rosaleen Linehan). Even their young brother David (Alan Maher) is mesmerized. But as Adam keeps turning up in the most unexpected and unusual ways, the whole family begins to suspect there's more ABOUT ADAM than meets the eye.

Is Paradise about to be lost, or can the Owens family live happily ever after? One thing is certain: in this contemporary comedy of errors, they're about to be taken on the ride of their lives as they discover all there is to know about life, about love, and most certainly ABOUT ADAM.