Maire O'Donnell is a loving woman as rare as a double rainbow. Joyful, warm and caring, she adopts a young orphan named Tomas and whisks him off to a new home on remote Corrie Island, off the coast of Ireland. Maire shares with Tomas the joys of her island home and introduces him to the whimsical local folklore, including the secret of the seals, and teaches him that everything you need is inside of you- if you really look. But Maire's stern husband Alec silently disapproves of Tomas' timidity and halting speech. He can't hide his disappointment that Tomas isn't the kind of child he was hoping for and his reluctance to get to know the boy makes Tomas unsure of whether he really belongs. Soon though, Tomas too falls in love with his home, befriending local children, descending into a secret bat-filled cave, and saving a stranded baby seal. When tragedy strikes however, Tomas is faced with his greatest challenge yet. He'll lose everything unless he can find- and share- the unique gifts ...
The greatest journeys are the ones that bring you home
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13 February 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Tomás and the Rainbow
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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The monument of standing stones on the island was built for the film. Some of the huge 'stones' were made from concrete, others from polystyrene. However, many tourists to the area mistook the monument for a real stone age site. See more
The image of the double rainbow shown near the end is incorrect. The colors of the second (outer) rainbow will be inverted, with blue on the outside and red moved to the inside. The second bow will appear dimmer or cloudier. See more
You hardly talk to him.
Ach... I try. He hardly says a word.
You have to show him that you want him.
I feed him, put clothes on his back, share my house with him. I can't help not having feelings for him the way you do.
Early In The Morning
Lyrics by Matthew Jennings and Karen McLaughlin
Music by The Henry Girls
Performed by The Henry Girls and Keith Power See more