- Information at Internet Movie Database
- Movie Parables review.
- Review, Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Health - Spiritual Practices for Human Being.
- What an interesting thing it would be to be present at your own funeral. Jackie preaches at Ned's funeral, "If he were here now and could hear what I have to say, I'd congratulate him for being great man and thank him for being a friend."
Dreams & Interpretation
- Jackie's dreams that Ned is eating a chicken dinner in a boat. He interprets that Ned wants them to have the money.
- "God bless mothers and fathers and grandparents, too..."
Sacrificial Death, Redemption
- The Irish film, Waking Ned Divine, reflects well on the theme of one man's death benefitting an entire community. Ned's death not only brings wealth to his small village, it brings redemption for the characters who are trapped in their small lives. (Miles Hardy)
- Ned's community attempts to cover up Ned's death in order to receive his lottery money.