Director: Jay Russell
Time: 112 min.
Studio: Walden Media
Stars: Emily Watson (War Horse), David Morrissey, Alex Etel (Cranford)Color: color
Soundtrack: James Newton Howard Shore (Snow White and the Huntsman)
Plot: The story takes place in Scotland during WW2, and is narrated by an older man in a bar in Scotland to two tourists. It's about a young boy, Angus MacMorrow, who's mother is a housekeeper; father is in the Royal Navy, and has been gone for at least a year; and has a sister, but I don't recall her name. He's been a lonely boy ever since his father left for the war, and is drawn to the water, though terribly afraid of it. On day Angus and his mother, Anne, go to the beach, where he spends his time looking in tide pools and collecting shells and rocks; he finds a large oval shaped stone - but his mother calls for him that it's time to go before he can examine it further, and he hastily puts it into his bucket and runs to join her.
There has to be a first time for everything; for friendship as well as love; and first friendship, once given, can no more be given again than first love.- Blood Feud, by Rosemary Sutcliff
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars