In search of something to watch this St. Patrick’s Day? You’re in luck. If you forgot about the wonderful horribleness that was Disney’s original movie Luck of the Irish, here’s a crash course.
Junior High School basketball player Kyle Johnson (played by Disney golden boy Ryan Merriman) and his family return to their true form of leprechauns when some jerk named Seamus (Psych’s Timothy Omundson) steals his lucky coin. In dealing with his shrunken size and new, pointy ears, Kyle and his family members join forces to regain the coin, when he learns valuable lessons about himself and heritage and yada yada. Now let’s relive the throwback glory to get in the St. Patty’s Day mood.
Kyle was just a cool basketball player.
Who obviously didn’t have time for your crap. Look at that stink eye.
Then, his lucky coin was stolen and all sorts of weird stuff started going down.
Pointy ears, orange hair, and shrunken size, for instance (not stereotypical at all).
Then he suddenly step-danced like a boss.
It was all fun and games until you became scared shit-less of this guy.
And this guy.
But Ryan wasn’t having it.
Thanks, in large part, to the help of his 200-year-old grandpa.
You may recognize actor Henry Gibson (the priest in Wedding Crashers). Playing the cool, old dude since 2001.
You also may have forgotten the amount of offensive accents in the film.
In the end, Kyle wins at life, becoming proud of his heritage because it’s Disney movie and is designed to give you all the feels regardless of the unrealistic plot.
Now that you’re feeling happy about life, go on with your jigging self.