A Shine of Rainbows (2010)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 5
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A young boy struggles to find love and acceptance with his new family in this drama from director Vic Sarin. Tomas (John Bell) is an eight-year-old orphan living in a home for children without parents on an island off the Irish coastline. Tomas has become a target for bullies and knows little peace at the orphanage, so he's overjoyed when he's adopted by Maire O'Donnell (Connie Nielsen), a lovely and caring woman who takes the boy under her wing. However, while Maire shows Tomas plenty of
Apr 23, 2010 Wide
Mar 15, 2011
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Hey, what's not to like about cute orphans, baby seals, sweet moms and gruff dads with hearts of gold? And rainbows? If your heart is going thumpety-thump at such a prospect, here is the movie for you.
A family film that risks drowning in its own syrup.
The story is sweet and tender, and it's modestly self-contained. Sure, it deals with some heavy topics and subjects, but it doesn't beat the viewer over the head with it.
A fine family film about an orphan who finds a satisfying new life in the countryside of Ireland.
A nice, wholesome movie with a positive story about learning to be loved and to love others. Unfortunately, it's also too dull and treacly for most tastes.
Far from the most convincing source of matinee entertainment, it's pleasing to find something not backed by an aggressive marketing campaign, focused on the plague of modern youth, or weighed down by bathroom humor.
Audience Reviews for A Shine of Rainbows
- Maire: Wise men think. Fools talk.
- Maire: I know he can be as warm and inviting as that old King Fingerrock. But underneath it all, there's a tender heart. You'll come to know that one day.
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