Based on a “true story”, Evelyn is as heartwarming as a movie can get. The storyline is not particularly dense, but it is aimed at people with a mind and humanity, rather than MTV droids who can’t tell arse from elbow. A fascinating element is the huge impact the events in the movie had on the constitution in Ireland, notably laws regarding children’s rights to live with any legal guardian and not in an orphanage.
The main title theme, “Don’t Give Up” (a duet recorded by Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush), describes the despair of a man who feels that the economic system has no place for him. It’s a beautiful song.