Ring of Bright Water
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The opening segment is slow, but maybe that was done intentionally to covey the tedium of Graham's job and routine, and to establish the foundation of how his life is ripe for a change.
The otter, Mij, is adorable and enchanting from the very first moment he appears onscreen.
The movie really takes flight when Graham leaves his tedious job and big city life in London, and relocates to the stunning beauty of coastal Scotland. Mij blossoms in a natural environment, and the bond between Mij and Graham grows very strong. The shots of the otter frolicking in nature are easily the best of the whole film, and the cinematography of the Scottish highlands and shimmering seascapes is magnificent.
The relationship between Graham and Dr. Mary MacKenzie is handled beautifully. Their friendship blooms into love, and their love is enacted onscreen in a refreshingly subtle manner. And the friendship between Mij and the doctor's dog, Johnny, is very charming.Read more ›
Because parents need to know these things, I must address this. This movie's description makes it sound like "Andre" or some other cute movie about a wild animal taken in by a family. Well, it is ... right up until the point where - out of the clear blue sky - the cute little otter is bludgeoned to death.
Parents of small children MUST know these things going in or they will have some seriously messed up kids. My wife watched it alone first and it traumatized HER! She's still angry that I even brought it in the house. I may not have if I'd had some warning on the video cover but it only talks about fun, mischief and frolic, not violence, tragedy and grief. Those subjects are legitimate topics for films but there should be some kind of heads-up.
The quality of the film isn't the problem, nor is the unflinching realism of it. It's the misleading advertising.
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It arrived today, is on the coming weekend's agenda, thanksPublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful movie. Full of heart. It brought me home to Australia from Cornwall when I saw it.
Lovely story. Adapted from a true story by Gavin Maxwell. Read more
Good story, gives a different light on the otter behavior with man.Published 2 months ago by JOSEPH LEROY TROXEL