Eddie Griffin and Mo’Nique Star
An Urban Conman from the Big City Travels to the Irish Countryside
Available this St. Patrick's Day March 14 on DVD
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA (February 6, 2006) – Raise a glass, or a pint, to Visual Entertainment’s DVD release of Irish Jam, an urban comedy featuring Eddie Griffin (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, Undercover Brother) and Mo’Nique (Domino, Oxygen’s Mo’Nique’s Fat Chance). Two worlds instantaneously collide as Jimmy (Griffin) lands in Ireland to take over a pub he won in a poetry contest. What follows is a hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy with romance, adventure and a great message about acceptance. Irish Jam is a broad based film perfect for families and urbanites. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, this big-budget, 10 million dollar film from Bauer Martinez Entertainment, will be available on March 14, 2006 for the special price of $19.99 SRP.
DVD bonus materials for Irish Jam include an interview with Eddie Griffin.
In Irish Jam, Jimmy “The Jam” McDevitt (Griffin) is a Los Angeles conman getting into all sorts of trouble. He is on the run from his ex-fiancé (Mo’Nique) who he stood up at the altar and is dodging his landlord because he can’t pay his rent. Jimmy enters a poetry contest sponsored by a town in Ireland with the hopes of escaping his troubles.
The small Irish town is controlled by a greedy mogul and the only thing he does not control is the local pub. The villagers are unable to make the payments to support the pub and decide to offer a poetry contest with a small entry fee to raise the money needed to keep the pub. Jimmy wins by plagiarizing a rap song and submitting it to the locals. As the winner of the contest Jimmy travels to Ireland to become a first time local pub owner. Maureen (Anna Friel), a beauty with the voice of an angel, entertains pub patrons with Irish songs and soon finds herself falling for Jimmy.