In the hilarious role-reversal comedy, 'The Stag', we meet Fionan (Hugh O'Conor) - the kind of modern man who really doesn't like stag do's, but would happily attend his Fiancee's Hen. Concerned bride-to-be, Ruth (Amy Huberman), persuades the best man, Davin (Andrew Scott), to 'get him up a mountain', despite it being the middle of November. Reluctantly, Fionan agrees but proceeds to do everything he can to stop Ruth's notoriously Alpha-Male brother, known only as 'The Machine' (Peter McDonald), coming along and ruining their weekend. However, not one to miss out, The Machine tracks them down and guides them on a hilarious and ultimately, heart-warming journey of self-discovery in the wilds of rural Ireland.
I found this film quite irritating for the first 20 minutes or so (think perhaps John Cleese in Clockwise), but something told me to keep watching, and I'm glad I did. I'm told the humour is Irish, but as an Englishman I found a lot of it pretty funny, and there's some good role reversal work in the story.