Awesome movie about death
philo | MISSOURI | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought this was an awesome movie! Three different perspectives on death: Seamus' premonition of his own death from a heart condition, James' inability to deal with the murder of his father, and Darry's frantic attempt to run from being hunted down. The interaction is interesting. James is a Protestant and Seamus (the Gaelic equivalent of James)is a Catholic--ingredients for a clash that is always on the verge of erupting but at the same time overcome by a fraternal attraction between the two boys. James' sarcastic responses to Seamus' spiritual observations on life are brutally delightful, but Seamus has no fear of James' sarcasm. Darry seems to be either unconscious or asleep most of the time (the three characters are in a boat for much of the movie), but James and Seamus do everything they can to keep him alive. That seems to be an important element in how the two boys are dealing with death.
I'm sure I will watch it again, but as a rule I don't re-watch a movie until I've allowed it to sink in after some time. Many may find the movie boring and uneventful, but I had no problem with that....most of us live boring and uneventful lives, after all."
A heartwarming story about healing inner wounds while discov
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 02/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Independent film studio MTI Video presents 48 Angels, a widescreen DVD movie following Seamus, a nine-year-old boy diagnosed with a serious illness. Inspired by Saint Columcille, Seamus embarks on a journey to seek God before God comes to him. He joins forces with two unlikely companions, James and Darry; together they set out on a journey that will redefine the way they see the world. A heartwarming story about healing inner wounds while discovering wonder and miracles in the world at large. 90 minutes, color, rated PG-13.
Lost in Translation
City_girl | NY Metro, USA | 03/24/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I believe there must be a great deal of Irish cultural subtext here. Even as an American of Irish descent, much of this was lost on me.
There were far too many loose ends.
Instead, I recommend "Into the West" and "Millions"."