A Shine of Rainbows parents guide

A Shine of Rainbows

A mother is worth more than a pot of gold.

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.

Release date April 9, 2010

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity A
Substance Use C

Why is A Shine of Rainbows rated PG? The MPAA rated A Shine of Rainbows PG for some thematic elements, mild peril and smoking.

Run Time: 101 minutes

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A Shine of Rainbows
Rating & Content Info

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Why is A Shine of Rainbows rated PG? A Shine of Rainbows is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic elements, mild peril and smoking.

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.

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

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News About "A Shine of Rainbows"

Cast and Crew

A Shine of Rainbows is directed by Vic Sarin and stars Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielson, John Bell.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of A Shine of Rainbows movie is March 15, 2011. Here are some details…

A Shine of Rainbows release to DVD on March 15, 2011, with the following bonus extra:

- So Many Colours: The Making of A Shine of Rainbow


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A Shine of Rainbows is set in Ireland, as are the movies Evelyn and Leap Year. Another orphan finds a home with varying degrees of acceptance in Anne of Green Gables.

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