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The Secret of Roan Inish

The Secret of Roan Inish
Starring:
Jeni Courtney


Rated: PG 
Reviewed by: Linda  
Release date: February 2, 1995 Released by: Samuel Goldwyn Company

I didn't know what to expect from John Sayle's newest film. From its reviews, it seemed a bit too mystical and abstract for my taste. It took the encouragement from a friend, along with rave reviews from various critics, to lure me to the cinema. I was glad I went.

The film tells the tale of a young Irish girl who, upon being sent to stay with her grandparents on the coast, becomes enamored with the sea and curious about her family's departure from the small island of Roan Inish. Her biggest fixation, however, is the whereabouts of her infant brother who was carried out to sea in his boat-like cradle a few years earlier. Convinced that her brother is alive, she sets out to find him and discovers many intriguing facts about her family's extraordinary history.

I highly recommend this film and hope that you will venture out to see it on the big screen to see the Irish coast in all it glory.

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