***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Do you have children aged 12 or older that enjoy mysterious and magical things?
Maybe they are "too old" for most kids' movies and want something a little more mature? Well I just saw a fantastic film that is sure to capture the hearts of any tweens or teens out there.
A beautiful new film out of Ireland, The Legend of Longwood, is coming to DVD on June 4 from Shout! Factory, following its appearance at several film festivals in early 2015. An adventure for all ages, the release includes a fascinating behind-the-scenes featurette as a bonus feature.
Crumbling castles, mysterious riddles, frightening spirits, beautiful horses and a plucky, fearless heroine - director Lisa Mulcahy has lovingly burnished the most beloved coming-of-age elements in this "quest" film, set in the starkly beautiful landscapes of rural Ireland, set to music from Brave composer Patrick Neil Doyle.
The film stars Lucy Morton as Mickey Miller, a thoroughly modern 12-year-old American girl whose great love is horses. Not surprisingly, she has little enthusiasm for her mother’s plan to take Mickey and her little brother to start a new life in a run-down mill she has inherited in Longwood, a windswept Irish town at the end of the world. Mickey’s presence in Longwood coincides with the return of the Black Knight, a legendary ruler who found no peace after his baby daughter was taken from him, and whose appearances always mean that something evil is going to happen to the villagers. Mickey hears and sees things that others can’t, and forms an immediate bond with Silver, the proudest, haughtiest, most untamable horse in the stalls of a nearby castle. Realizing that she is directly linked to the story of the Black Knight, Mickey and her new friend Sean set out to redeem the knight so as to bring lasting peace to Longwood. But first she must save the lives of seven horses and thwart the evil plans of a greedy, ambitious woman – a mighty handful even for the bravest girl!
Check out this trailer. Isn't the scenery gorgeous?!
My 15 year old, Kyle, absolutely LOVED this movie. He compared it to a modern day Cinderella story, but with a fun Irish twist. The acting is phenomenal, and the Irish setting is positively breathtaking. This really is the perfect tale for older kids and teens who still enjoy a good fairy tale but might not want to admit it. They can watch "The Legend of Longwood" and still feel ":cool". (These are my son's own words.)
You can purchase this film wherever DVD's are sold on June 4th. (June 9th in Canada!)
You can also order your copy on Amazon.
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