The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish

DVD - 2000
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A magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life.
Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 2000.
ISBN: 9780767821582
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Child of the western isles.


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Mar 19, 2019

This was a surprisingly enjoyable movie in a beautiful location that made me want to go hunting it down (unfortunately, as far as I could tell Roan Inish doesn't exist- in fact the original source book is based in Scotland). It taught some good lessons about perseverance, sacrifice, and the strong and healthy bond between humans and nature that we should be striving for (and they did it without being preachy).

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John Sayles' most popular movie ever is the magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life. A treat for all ages.

Oct 29, 2014

Lovely story along the lines of folktale - maybe not authentic Irish, but for those of us of Irish decent it's a lovely armchair visit "home."

newlight1 Jul 22, 2013

Excellent movie for Adults and Children. Lovely, lovely story and I didn't find it too sweet. Beautiful scenes of Ireland, the sea, and wonderful actors and characters.

Apr 29, 2012

Some may like this quaint 'magical' story from Ireland. I'm Irish and I found it far too sweet for my taste.

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