A Shine of Rainbows
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The acting by Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielsen and John Bell (Tomas) was stellar. The only one I am familiar with is Aidan and thought his silent, strong, loving, desperate, character, Alec was brilliantly played.
Connie Nielsen's Marie was amazing. She is beautiful, mesmerizing and full of heart. She is everything you would wish for if you were a child like Tomas in need of love. I was unaware of the many films I have seen with her. Her impact from this movie will make me remember her forever.
John Bell's Tomas was unbelievable. My heart ached for him. He is like Oliver Twist, full of heartbreak, tears, fears and completely capable of love even after being in an orphanage and teased. He is a gentle soul who Marie falls completely in love with.
There is so much to say about this movie but I don't want to give anything away. While I saw where the movie was headed 20 minutes in, it is the journey to the end that makes this a must see.
My throat ached from sobbing through much of the movie. Not because the storyline is heartbreaking but because the acting was so strong, you felt all the emotions of the characters even when it had nothing to do with the lines of a script.
There is so much to love about this movie. The love of Marie and Alec! The love of Marie and Tomas. The way Marie sees the world and how she shares herself with others. The magic of a mother's love even when you are not biologically bound to them. The wonderment of color and how it adds to our lives in the simplest way, and the fantasy of rainbows and the beauty it holds both visually and spiritually.
A MUST SEE!
This particular movie touched my heart with its simplicity more than any other heavy loaded movie could ever do! It really just kind of went into my cold heart and turned everything upside down with the innocence and purity of a childlike perspective!
This movie is the first ever that made me cry through the entire half! Those were tears of a breakthrough for me. Mostly because I could resonate with the main character, the orphaned boy. While I am not an orphaned myself, I have been too attached to my mother. In the movie the boy falls in purest love with his new mom, a very kind-hearted woman who adopts him. And just like the boy, I never had a good relationship with my father. Basically, the story is that of letting go of attachment with one person, and healing a relationship with another. This concept nailed it on the head for me! I could have never even imagined that I could actually be closer to my father than I thought!
Watch this movie to understand what I mean by all this. I would not want to spoil too much. If you watch the movie, and it does not speak to you in a any way, please don't write harsh reviews on how there are cliches or unrealistic situations, because miracles DO happen and life brings amazing surprises to those who are opened to it!
Because of this film, I decided to post-pone my graduation until next fall.Read more ›
I had never heard of A SHINE OF RAINBOWS until about a year ago when I saw a trailer for it on the DVD of I AM. The trailer really intrigued me.
The acting in the movie is amazing. Aidan Quinn plays a role different from many he has played in the past. Connie Nielsen is superb as Maire and gives an Oscar-worthy performance. However, it is the young John Bell as Tomas who is the standout star of the film. If this was a major movie marketed in America, Bell would have won all sorts of awards and accolades. Just as A SHINE OF RAINBOWS revolves around Tomas, the other actors in the film seem to take their cue from Bell and all of them give great performances.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Watched this on TV and had to have a copy to share with our grandkids when they come over. Great story and great message. Entertaining for any age 6+.Published 8 days ago by Richard
Sweet, sweet movie. Sometimes hard to understand the accents. Acting was excellent.Published 9 days ago by Wanda Quist
Fantastic movie. No matter how many times I watch it I am moved.Published 1 month ago by Martin J Kelly
A tender, sad and happy, story that will touch both emotions. One of the best movies I have ever seen! The little boy will capture your heart! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
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