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When a teenaged boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them. But ... See full summary »

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When a teenaged boy learns that his mother has taken a job on a remote island off mainland Australia, he is shattered that he must leave his friends and girlfriend and come with them. But what begins as the worst experience of his entire life becomes an important journey of discovery, as he learns that he is somehow connected with a mysterious and legendary line of Selkies - people from ancient Scotland who have the power to change into seals. Written by <leask81@hotmail.com>

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A silky selkie no less!
16 November 2001 | by (Longmont, Colorado) – See all my reviews

Hard to be critical of such a well-intentioned children's tale. When I saw this film last year my first thoughts were that here was basically a flick for littlies but that required the attention span of a late teenager or young adult. Hell, even I was getting a bit toey! My twelve year old went to sleep!

Simply the story of a young boy whose mother takes a job on an island off the coast of Australia. The lad's world just about caves-in with the thought of leaving all his friends for what? isolation and boredom! As it turns out however he finds himself embarking on a voyage of self-education and magic when he discovers his inheritance is that he is of the Selkie bloodline, an ancient scottish breed. Half humans, but with the ability to turn into a seal when circumstances demand. Now I ask you, how useful a trick would THAT be?

Crombie has fashioned a decent enough little flick here, but something is missing? The framework is there, but where's the film's soul?


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