Girls' Night

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Girls' Night
Girls Night.jpg
Film poster
Directed byNick Hurran
Produced byBill Boyes
Written byKay Mellor
StarringJulie Walters
Brenda Blethyn
Music byEdward Shearmur
CinematographyDavid Odd
Edited byJohn Richards
Distributed byGranada Productions (UK)
Showtime Entertainment
Release date
  • 13 February 1998 (1998-02-13) (Berlinale)
  • 26 June 1998 (1998-06-26) (UK)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Budget$4.5 million
Box office$1.5 million[1]

Girls' Night is a 1998 British comedy-drama directed by Nick Hurran. Loosely based upon the real experiences of writer Kay Mellor, the film stars Julie Walters and Brenda Blethyn as two sisters-in-law, one dying of cancer, who fulfil a lifelong dream of going to Las Vegas, Nevada, after an unexpected jackpot win on the bingo.[2]

Premiered to a mixed response by critics at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, who noted it a "rather formulaic tearjerker [with] two powerhouse Brit actresses",[3] Hurran won a Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival[4] and received a Golden Bear nomination at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival for his work.[5]



The film grossed £0.7 million ($1.2 million) in the United Kingdom and $1.5 million worldwide.[6][1]


  1. ^ a b Peter Cowie, ed. (1999). The Variety Almanac 1999. Boxtree Ltd. p. 149. ISBN 0-7522-2454-9.
  2. ^ Allon, Yoram; Cullen, Del; Patterson, Hannah (1 January 2001). Contemporary British And Irish Film Directors. ISBN 9781903364215. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  3. ^ Harvey, Dennis (22 January 1998). "Girls Night Review". Variety. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Awards for Nick Hurran". IMDb. Retrieved 15 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1998 Programme". Retrieved 15 January 2012.
  6. ^ "British biz at the box office". Variety. 14 December 1998. p. 72.

External links[edit]