6.81 h 43 min2010X-RayPG-13
A fisherman (Colin Farrell) hauls in an unexpected catch when a beautiful and mysterious woman gets tangled in his nets, in this charming and thrilling romance about fairy tales colliding with real life.
Neil Jordan
Colin FarrellTony CurranStephen Rea
English [CC]
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Alicja BachledaTom ArchdeaconDervla KirwanDon WycherleyEmil HostinaNorma SheahanAlison Barry
Neil JordanMichael MaherBen BrowningPeter RawlinsonJames Flynn
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

2451 global ratings

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  2. 20% of reviews have 4 stars
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Brad TuckerReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A Truly Delightful Story
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This was such an excellent story that I had to leave a 5 star rating, and I rarely bother to rate or review movies. I'd never heard of selkies before, so the mythology was new to me. Alecja Bacleda is a great actress and her beauty combined with her acting talent convincingly pulls off being a mythical creature.

The fairy tale quality of the movie was enchanting, so it was with a little disappointment that I was pulled back into the real world during the last few minutes. This is a masterful piece of storytelling. I'm not usually a fan of romances, but in this case, the magical essence of the love between the main characters is perfectly fitting to the story and just makes it all the more charming. I'm actually a little embarrassed to be gushing like this, but the story was so good, as was the acting, that I just had to give my praise.

Watch this movie! You won't regret it.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Colin Farrell literally fishes a woman out of the sea
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Colin Farrell literally fishes a woman, Alicja Bachleda, out of the sea. That begins a fairytale like story of the relationship between the two. I usually shun love stories but this one really stood out. It had a whimsical feel to it. Farrell’s daughter, played by Alison Barry was amazing as the smart aleck kid. For instance in one scene she uses a word that a priest doesn’t know and she has to define it for him. This was just a very special movie.
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JupiterNadirReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
A cute little story.
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I had seen most of this before somewhere and I knew that. Just viewed to catch what I had missed.
Stephen Rea as the priest and Allison Barry were the best
A. GordonReviewed in the United States on October 30, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved this movie...
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What a great story. I nearly became a believer in Selkies. Wonderful tale with little fairy tale hints. I didn't expect this to be a love story but in the end, it was. Colin Farrell was great, as was Alicja Bachleda. And the child, played by Alison Barry, was very good too--believable. Okay, I admit, I'll have to watch this again....or I'll just buy it to have around. I'm not usually a romantic, but I'll make an exception for this movie. Great scenes of Ireland and the sea around it. So glad this movie is on Amazon Prime Video.
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MAJASKAReviewed in the United States on November 24, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A magical Modern-day Fairy Tale
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A wonderful story. So good to see a movie that is not of the typical US genre. Very heartwarming, good actors and beautiful scenery. It was great to be introduced to different legends.
IdeadudeReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
interesting love story
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Worth watching
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
A unique "fairy tale" romance
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It's a lovely, whimsical story that warmed my heart. It reminds me of quote by Frederick Buechner: Sometimes the wishing is the wings the truth comes true on.
Adele SReviewed in the United States on November 19, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful and poignant
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I’ve been shying away from things that are too violent lately. This has suspense and mystery and grace and beauty. I needed that.
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