Secret of the Cave (2007)
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as Patrick Wallace
as Peter McDonald
as Uncle Wallace
as Aunt Mary
as Mrs. McKay
as Mrs. MacIntyre
as Delivery Guy
as Roy's Mom
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This is a film that intrigued me, because of how original it seemed to be, but in the end I was sadly disappointed. The story follows a twelve year old boy who is sent to Ireland to live with distant relatives for the Summer. Once in this small coastal village, he learns that for decades people have claimed to have heard strange noises coming from a cave underneath the cemetery. When I first heard about this film, I thought it could be a hidden gem. I knew it would be someone strange, but I really had no idea just how strange it would be. The lead is newcomer, Kevin Novotny, and he did a pretty good job, especially in his first film. Unfortunately his performance is wasted in a film that is very slow and really doesn't go anywhere. The dialogue, the town, and the characters were very weird and the direction was a joke! As soon as something interesting started, the film would jump to something else that really doesn't fit with anything else. Roy doesn't even have the courage to enter the cave until the last fifteen minutes of the movie and once he does, what he finds is extremely stupid. Novotny's performance aside, the only positive thing I can say about this film was that it wasn't predictable, because you really couldn't figure out what the hell was going on half the time. The Secret of The Cave is one that you really won't care about, featured in a film full of mumbled lines and oddballs, it seemed interesting, but it's not, you can most definitely skip this one.
Excellent Kid's Movie and at the same time a great Adult Movie, as it kept my attention. Seem like their's not much difference in Europe or America how kids get dumped on relatives, thank god for my Aunts and Uncles. More movie like this should be made fro families. 5 Stars all the way
Sweet film, Very nicely made with some excellent Irish location filming. The cast does very well. Simply done with a well written story and a fine music score.
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