"A Young Boy Finds a Home"
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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.
(CCC, BBB, Ro, V) Very strong Christian, moral worldview with a wholesome presentation of a Christian family, including a crucifix is seen in the home and a priest presides over a family funeral, some Romantic elements regarding a tender connection with nature; no foul language, light violence by young boys in an orphanage in opening scene; no sex scenes but husband and wife hold and kiss each other; no nudity; no alcohol use; no smoking or drugs; and, nothing else objectionable.
In the DVD A SHINE OF RAINBOWS, 8-year-old Tomas is taken from an orphanage to a family in Ireland, where he is loved and accepted by the mother, but the father struggles with accepting him. Tomas grows to love his new mother and the home in Ireland. Only with the death of the mother does the father eventually accept the boy and is willing to adopt him.
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.
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