A Shine of Rainbows Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

Summary: Maire O'Donnell is a loving woman as rare as a double rainbow. Joyful, warm and caring, she adopts a young orphan named Tomas and whisks him off to a new home on remote Corrie Island, off the coast of Ireland. Maire shares with Tomas the joys of her island home and introduces him to the whimsical local folklore, including the secret of the seals, and teaches him that everything you need is inside of you- if you really look. But Maire's stern husband Alec silently disapproves of Tomas' timidity and halting speech. He can't hide his disappointment that Tomas isn't the kind of child he was hoping for and his reluctance to get to know the boy makes Tomas unsure of whether he really belongs. Soon though, Tomas too falls in love with his home, befriending local children, descending into a secret bat-filled cave, and saving a stranded baby seal. When tragedy strikes however, Tomas is faced with his greatest challenge yet. He'll lose everything unless he can find- and share- the unique gifts inside of him. Risking all, Tomas embarks on a perilous journey where he will need to call on his ability to see joy and color even when in the darkest place, in order to triumph and come home. A Shine Of Rainbows is a story about the transformational power of love, about finding acceptance, discovering ourselves, and realizing that rainbows are all around us- and within us too.
Runtime: 101 min
Rating: Rated PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and smoking.
Production: Octagon Films
Genres: Drama, Family
Countries: Canada, Ireland
Language: English
Home Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
Director Credit
Vic Sarin Director
Writer Credit
Catherine Spear Writer
Dennis Foon Writer
Lillian Beckwith Writer
Vic Sarin Writer
Cast Credit
Adam Downey Jack
Aidan Quinn Alec
Bonnie Bollivar Gran
Connie Nielsen Maire
Gary Healy Orphan Boy #2
Gerald Boner Dr. Burner
Ian McElhinney Father Doyle
Jack Gleeson Seamus
John Bell Tomás
John Bell Tomás
Joy McBrinn Rag Lady
Kieran Lagan Ned
Laura Doherty Nurse
Niamh Shaw Katie
Shane Mahon Paddy
Tara Alice Scully Nancy
Producer Credit
Chris Rudolph Line Producer
David Reckziegel Executive Producer
James Flynn Producer
John Bolton Associate Producer
John Hamilton Executive Producer
Kim Roberts Producer
Laura Rister Executive Producer
Morgan O'Sullivan Executive Producer
Suzanne McAuley Associate Producer
Tina Pehme Producer
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