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The Secret of Roan Inish

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Charming Story

    Roan Inish is a wild, breathtaking island off the craggy coast of Ireland. This moving & magical movie is based on Rosalie Fry's novel - Secret of the Ron Mor Skerry. The photography is brilliant and the storyline charming, sweet and just plain lovely. A straightforward, story of a young girl's family history. An elderly couple's granddaughter is left with them by a grieving father. Her quest is to discover why her family was torn apart and why they moved off their island of Roan Inish. She joins forces with her cousin (and the 'lil seal) to solve the mystery and reunite her family on their real island home.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Family Favorite (even with teenagers!)

    Irish magic and myth are often portrayed in a way that turns near-history into children's flights of fancy. Not so, here. The Secret of Roan Inish is an intelligent movie that is beautifully directed, casted, and scored. It's haunting images remain with you long after the credits roll, and the magic - well, the magic is truly Irish - not quite sure that you shouldn't believe it, eh? And, while the tale is based on legends of the Selkies (seals that can transform into humans), the actual story tells of a family struggling to hold on to thier traditional way of life in a world that makes the simple things more and more valuable with each passing day. Don't we all feel like that now and again? Rent or buy The Secret of Roan Inish. It's a visit to Ireland for the cost of a Irish Creme Latte.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When myths come true

    Wonderful is the only word that could but barely describe this movie. Everything is magical in it : the landscapes take us deep into the Northern shores of Ireland (Co. Donegal), into the lives of their people and their myths. The actors are all excellent, especially this stunning young girl (Jeni Courtney) whose very natural and delightfully innocent performance is the very soul of the film. Although the action takes us into the world of myths and legends of a small community, this movie describes a very real Ireland insofar as it does not fall in any of the irritating clichés about Ireland from which many a movie in/about Ireland suffered. If you like the sea and the hills of Ireland, genuine storytelling and irish music, magic and even laughing, then this film you cannot miss !

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Secret Of Roan Inish: Five Stars

    The Secret Of Roan Inish is a gorgeously made film~~haunting story, beautiful (this is an understatement)photography, moorish and mystical. Haunted me long after I saw it, and brought back memories and longings from my time in Ireland as a child. Irish storytelling and myth that is common among the Irish people is woven into this story of a young girl's grief, resulting in a stunning movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Beautiful Movie

    One of my favorites, I'm glad I found it on DVD.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great!

    I really love this movie. I have been watching and re-watching this movie since i was little! I enjoy it every time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Wonderful Irish Tale

    Touching story of family love, loyalty and cultural tradition.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Haunting and Charming

    A brilliantly subtle film. Eerie and evocative, packaged in flawless atomosphere. Despite its disturbing mythological unerpinnings (selkies stealing babies) it remains sweet and intriguing. A great film for anyone of any age, a modern fable well worth watching. I dug it. :)

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