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A Shine of Rainbows


Apr 09, 2010

Latest Home Video

Mar 15, 2011

MPAA Rating



Vic Sarin


Aidan Quinn
Connie Nielson
John Bell


2010 E1 Entertainment / Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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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.

Content Details

Why Is A Shine of Rainbows Rated PG?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in A Shine of Rainbows...

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.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to A Shine of Rainbows.

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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

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ON Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: G

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Details on home video releases of A Shine of Rainbows...

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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