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There are many elements that make this a truly wonderful film experience. There is a lovely soundtrack without overplaying Irish music...the misty Irish sea...the myth of the Selkie...the honest performances from all the principal actors and actresses. Ironically, the real find is Allison Barry as the young daughter with renal failure who is smart, curious, gutsy, and totally believable. She is a welcome change from the teenagers on Disney TV.
Naturally, the fisherman falls in love with the selkie and the obstacles to that romance fill the second half of the film.Read more ›
I was simply captivated.
The film centers around a lost soul (well, quite a few of them actually) who have to come to terms with circumstance and situation, all of which dampen their existence. Syracuse is a reformed alcoholic fisherman who struggles to care for his handicapped daughter (the poor girls suffers from kidney failure) while battling his ex-wife and her new man, both of whom are still heavy drinkers. One morning Syracuse sees something strange in his net; a woman. She insists that he tell no one of her whereabouts, and so he allows her to stay in his mother's home (she's deceased). Syracuse's daughter stumbles upon this mysterious woman (who goes by the name Ondine, which means `she came from the sea') and instantly believes that she is a selkie, a sea-woman who wears a seal coat and is allowed to come to land and live for seven years if she sheds seven tears, buries her seal-coat and falls in love with a lands-man (it's Celtic myth, and I may have got it a tad wrong so correct me if you feel the need). Regardless of what or who Ondine is, it is instantly apparent that she is very good for both Annie and Syracuse, and they are good for her as well. You can see them come out of the depression that circles their lives and begin to live, spirits uplifted and futures bright.Read more ›
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This is one of those movies that can be watched over and over, and still you discover something subtle yet significant each time that you hadn't noticed before. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Old Grady
Good story, but jumped abruptly and too much mumbling. Missed too much dialogue between inaudible and mumbled conversation.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A beautiful, lyrical romantic film -- which is saying a lot for me since I tend to be more of an "action movie" type person. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mmk
a perfect blend of whimsy, suspense, comedy and tragedy ending happily with a mystical song "Braille". i don't tire of this after seeing numerous times...Published 2 months ago by Frank G Schirmer
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|love the Ashley Wholihan song "out on the ocean". Is it published??||
did you ever get an answer? I wonder, too.
Jun 6, 2012 by hippiemom | See all 3 posts