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A Shine of Rainbows

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. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 101
Theater Release: 09 Apr 2010
Video Release: 15 Mar 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

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

Director: Vic Sarin
Cast: Aidan Quinn, Connie Nielson, John Bell
Studio: 2010 E1 Entertainment / Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Website: Official site for A Shine of Rainbows.

Detailed Review

Life for eight-year-old Thomas (John Bell) is cold and colorless. Residing at a home for orphaned boys, the youngster is bullied by his peers and teased for his stammering voice.… 
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Why Is A Shine of Rainbows Rated PG?

A young boy is bullied by his peers, who tease, threaten and cuff him. Others… 
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As Thomas tries to cope with Alec’s disappointment with him, he asks Marie why she… 
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