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Into the West
     

Into the West

4.8 7
Director: Mike Newell

Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Ellen Barkin, Ciaran Fitzgerald

 

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Mike Newell directs Jim Sheridan's screenplay (based on a story by Tim Palmer) in this enchanting and magical modern-day fairy tale. Gabriel Byrne plays Papa Reilly, a widower who lives with his two young sons, Ossie (Ciaran Fitzgerald) and Tito (Ruaidhri Conroy), in the slums of Dublin. There seems to be no hope for their bleak existence until the children's

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Into the West 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Labradorlover0SM More than 1 year ago
Tir na Nog is a beautiful horse,like Chancey from CHANCEY OF THE MAURY RIVER.See INTO THE WEST.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The musis grabs you with its haunting sound. The visuals effect you with their contrast of poverty and beauty. The acting is first-class. Truly a family favorite.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love science fantasy, myth and legends and this movie falls into that category. A comment made by another reviewer about the political content of the movie is very true, it is there very strongly, but I also found it to deal with the human struggle on an emotional and spiritual level, too. This movie deals with human suffering by using two young boys and a horse trying to escape a discompassionate and oppressive environment. Their adventure with a beautiful, magical horse is a metaphorical journey of enlightenment. I thought this movie was sweet and funny, but I also was touched and uplifted by the story of the boys and their father.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw this when I was about 17 years old and have loved it every since. I just watched with my husband at 26 still love it! It has no draw backs and its great for kids!!! Moving story, great Irish landscapes, good actors (Gabriel Burns), and tons of fun as two irish boys go on the biggest adventure of their lives! I just wish I could get the soundtrack for it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a movie which can be enjoyed by all ages. I loved the children who were so funny, especially taking the horse to the apartment building. The humor is so unassuming.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On the surface this is a great adventure tale about two Traveller boys stealing their horse back and going on a cross country chase. On another level, this movie is a critique of contemporary Ireland suggesting that the modern state is surpressing something essential in Irish culture. (It's not an accident that the millionaire who steals the horse Tir Na Og renames it ''National Security'', is it?) One of the rare movies that can be enjoyed on many levels, although the more familar you are with Ireland, the more obvious the critique becomes.