A SHINE OF RAINBOWS
A Young Boy Finds a Home
Release Date: April 23, 2010
Starring: Aidan Quinn, John Ball, Connie
Nielsen, Jack Gleeson, Tara
Alice Scully, Niamh Shaw,
Audience: All ages
Runtime: 103 minutes
Distributor: Sepia Films/Freestyle
Director: Vic Sarin
Executive Producer: None
Producer: Tina Pehme, Kim C. Roberts,
Writer: Vic Sarin, Catherine Spear,
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The acting, photography, costumes, character development, and script in A SHINE OF RAINBOWS are outstanding. The symbolism of a stranded baby seal, rainbows, the grandmother's comb, and the acceptance of other children blend to enhance the movie’s major them of acceptance. Despite the Irish accents, most of the dialogue is clear to the un-Irish ear.
The acting by young John Ball is outstanding. He covers a wide range of emotions. The mother played by Connie Nielsen is warm and endearing. Aidan Quinn masterfully plays the reluctant, cold father. The story is filled with delicate moments of opening to love and friendship. With the death of the mother, the boy and husband struggle to find acceptance and love. The photography of Ireland is superb and bright set colors delight the eyes with richness.
A SHINE OF RAINBOWS presents a rich view of married love. Although they can't have children, little Tomas becomes a bond of their love. The viewer sees the sacredness of married love and the longing to have children to fulfill that love. The support of friends and relatives is clearly seen. The pain that comes with death is forcefully displayed, but the hope of life after death is clear.
A SHINE OF RAINBOWS has a very strong Christian worldview reflecting selfless and giving love, with some overt Christian references, including a crucifix in the family home and a priest who presides over the mother’s funeral. It is a superb video for the entire family.
The acting, photography, character development, and script in A SHINE OF RAINBOWS are outstanding. The symbolism of a stranded baby seal, rainbows and the grandmother’s comb enhance the movie’s themes. The acting by young John Ball as Tomas is outstanding, as are Connie Nielsen and Aidan Quinn as the parents. The story of A SHINE OF RAINBOWS presents a rich view of married love. Although they can't have children, Tomas becomes a bond of their love. The viewer sees the sanctity of married love and the longing to have children to fulfill that love. Finally, the hope of life after death is clear. A SHINE OF RAINBOWS is a superb video with strong Christian values the whole family can enjoy.