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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.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 4
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 5.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Hey, what's not to like about cute orphans, baby seals, sweet moms and gruff dads with hearts of gold? And rainbows? If your heart is going thumpety-thump at such a prospect, here is the movie for you.
Rotten: A family film that risks drowning in its own syrup.
A shine of Rainbows
very sweet move!
A Truly Fine Sappy Little Film
Sometimes a good tear jerker is good for us. This movie genuinely touches a person. Squint a bit to ignore some of the cliches and just watch it for the emotional KICK it is. High art it is not but a good old fashioned tear jerker that makes you feel good... it is. Great film for sappy romantics ... like me ;-) Ignore the critics and just watch it for a good emotional ride.
Good soul food
There's enough dirt and negatives around us. This movie is a positive encouragement. The Irish scenery is a pleasant surprise as well. I'll eat this type food regularly.