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Secret Of Roan Inish
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Directed By
John Sayles

Written By:
John Sayles

Cast:
Michael Lally, Eileen Colgan, John Lynch, Susan Lynch

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Secret Of Roan Inish (1994)
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Movie Review by Zara
May 14th, 2007

Interesting & Different

I can understand why people didn't get behind this movie as much as they have with some of the less intelligent fodder that's thrown out into the "family film" genre these days. It's an old Irish legend and if you couple the unfamiliarity of the story with Irish actors with thick accents, I can see why most Americans wouldn't have bothered with it.

I think more people need to expose their children to as many different movies as possible. It's all fine and good to take them to whichever movie has the most fast food tie-in promotional items, but you have to balance it out with a movie like THE SECRET OF ROAN INISH, one where they have to sit still and listen for a little while.

I also know you're probably shaking your head and thinking that I'm crazy for thinking that a little kid can sit still. My is hyper as hyper can be, but she still really liked this movie. The young actress who stars in it is adorable and My Midget really got a kick out of the naked little baby brother that she was trying to chase down.

Basically, don't sell your kids short. Don't sell them short by thinking that they'll only sit still for something as loud and obnoxious as they can be sometimes and don't sell them short by thinking that they're not sharp enough to pick up on a subtly told tale.

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