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Movie Review: The Secret of Roan Inish

Rating: It's a Keeper!!

Here is a great movie to add to your collection. Particularly if you have older children who have seen every animated movie but you don't want to show them PG-13 movies. This is one of the few movies that you can say "great for the whole family" and mean it.

Rating: It's a Keeper!!

Here is a great movie to add to your collection. Particularly if you have older children who have seen every animated movie but you don't want to show them PG-13 movies. This is one of the few movies that you can say "great for the whole family" and mean it.

The story and setting on an island in Ireland have a mystical, magical feeling. I don't know if you can really watch this movie as a true life drama it is more of a fairy tale. I think it is similar in tone to Whale Rider. (another excellent movie). The plot revolves around a family that has lost its way after they left the family home on the island Roan Inish. The kids have heard stories about the island all of their life and are drawn to it. In the end this is a truly heart warming story.

We have watched this movie many times which is one of the tests for my highest rated movies. They should stand multiple viewings. Unlike a movie like the Sixth Sense where once you have seen it and know the twist there really is no reason to see it again. We have shared this movie with many of our friends and family some of whom I wouldn't call an easy audience. And they have all been charmed by it.

So for a real treat pick up The Secret Of Roan Inish. You won't be disappointed.