Magical May 4, 2008
This is one of my all time favorite movies. Told from the point of view of a little girl, it takes you onto the lovely journey of the secret of the forgotten island of Roan Inish. What I love about this movie is not only director John Sayles' honest and spare portrayal of the story, but also the little girl's performance which is also very real and yet at the same time maintains the innocence of childhood. The question throughout the film is, should the little girl be believed or is it her imagination? The answer I always get when I watch this movie is, what we believe is our reality and this little girl reminds us to be positive and to believe in hope, which leads the rest of the characters to discover that hope creates miracles.