Kevin and I are both very proud of our Irish heritage. In fact, we have said from the very beginning that we'd love to take a trip for our 10th anniversary to actually visit Ireland. The kids are even aware of their heritage and love learning different aspects about it. So when I was recently asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a new release from Shout Factory called, The Legend of Longwood, I knew it would be a good one for our family.
The synopsis says "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."
On June 4th, 2015, Shout! Factory releases The Legend of Longwood to DVD. I was pretty excited to see this one as it looked quite unique! I really enjoyed this movie and felt like it told a story of what it would be like any time a family is moved half way across the world. What we see as adults is so different than that seen in a child's eyes.
A story about a strong determined young lady who isn't discouraged when faced with challenges. This not only has the beautiful sights and mysteries of Ireland throughout but the story line of any great fairy tale come to life! While the boys weren't quite as interested in the movie as the rest of us were, it did keep their attention through most of it.
Recommendation: I thoroughly enjoyed watching this and thought it was pretty cute too! I wish the boys had been more into it but maybe next time around when they aren't as tired they'll get into it!
Length 99 minutes
Sound Dolby 5.1
Country of Origin Netherlands, Ireland, Germany
Year of prod 2014
Shooting Locations Wicklow/Dublin, Ireland and Germany