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Overall A

An eight-year-old orphan named Tomas (John Bell) feels like he has found the gold at the end of the rainbow when he is adopted by Maire O'Donnell (Connie Nielsen). And even the less-than-enthusiastic support of her husband Alec (Aidan Quinn) can't tarnish his chance at happiness.

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use C

MPAA Rating: PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and smoking.

Why is A Shine of Rainbows rated PG?

Official MPAA Rating: A Shine of Rainbows is rated PG for for some thematic elements, mild peril and smoking.

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A young boy is bullied by his peers, who tease, threaten and cuff him. Others play practical jokes. A married couple kisses and caresses (in one scene his hand is shown on her thigh under her skirt). A man often smokes a pipe. Some men talk of going to get a "pint", and a character drinks to excess to drown sorrows. Bats, crabs and bugs frighten a youngster. Children are in perilous situations (both real and imagined), and one is at risk of drowning. The uncertain state of an abandoned seal pup is discussed and the animal is fed dead fish. Various characters have to deal with disappointment, loneliness, death and grief.

A Shine of Rainbows
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta G
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video G