Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Movie Trailer Tuesday - Ondine

Colin Farrell plays Syracuse, a fisherman living in a small Irish village. He is a recovering alcoholic who helps to care for his little girl, Annie. Wheelchair-bound Annie has kidney disease and requires dialysis. One day as Syracuse is out on his boat hoping to haul in a big catch, he is surprised to instead find a young woman tangled in his fishing net. She is beautiful and mysterious and seems to bring good luck to Syracuse. Annie is immediately smitten with the young woman as well, convinced that she is a selkie, a mythological creature similar to a mermaid. As Syracuse grows closer to the woman, he becomes more and more afraid of finding out who she really is and what's going to happen.

This is a lovely, mythical story -- a real modern fairly tale, complete with romance, darkness, and humor. Colin Farrell is brilliant, as usual. Seriously, he always does a great job and I could watch him in anything. One small thing to mention is that I sometimes found it difficult to understand what they were saying due to the heavy Irish dialect. But, all in all, a great movie!

Rated PG-13 for some violence, sensuality and brief strong language.