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      The Seventh Stream

      TV-PG 2001 1 hr. 37 min. Drama Fantasy List
      Reviews 65% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Five years after the death of his wife, Owen Quinn (Scott Glenn), a turn-of-the-century Irish fisherman, is still in a deep state of grief. One day, in accordance with Irish folklore, a seal emerges from the water and transforms into a gorgeous woman named Mairead (Saffron Burrows). Owen and Mairead meet and quickly begin to fall in love. However, the two realize their relationship might be short-lived, because, also according to legend, Mairead must soon return to the ocean and live as a seal. Read More Read Less

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      C S This is not a "powerhouse" "Epic" movie with CGI and the top rated actors in the industry .. but Man ! .. A fantastic watch !! Sit back, relax, and let yourself, even if just for a few minutes; use your imagination like you did as child. Be whisked away to the enchanted beauty of "Old Ireland", where the very sight of God's beauty awaits when you step outside the door. A great "tale" of folklore, heartbreak, love and legend .. mixed into a mesmerizing and simply feel good story, just like the ones your mum read at bedtime when you were a child. Great performances by all of the cast, and breathtaking scenes of nature that transport you to another time, another place, … where life can still surprise and amaze us … even when reality is dragging you down. Saw it on "Hallmark Movies & More" channel (for free with ads) and did not regret the investment of my time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/04/23 Full Review Audience Member Very disappointing the ending. It was how it was to be. But totally messes with the feelings. There is no happy ever after. Was hoping the music would make it so she could stay with him and also be a seal. Was not to be. Very sad. Everyone was happy a part from him. Who lost someone be loved twice. It was terrible Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member The writing and acting was inconsistent, and some of the camera work was unintentionally humorous, but the story wasn't entirely predictable and the setting (western Ireland) was really nice. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Honest, deeply moving film with beautiful scenery, music, and subtle, mostly gentle acting from the two leads. While some will be disappointed that there isn't any real magic in this, the story of this film is the real thing that counts. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Beautiful Scenery, but strange Irish folklore. A seal, eh? Not my favorite Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that's for sure. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Unusual but good movie. Recommended. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Steven Oxman Variety Writer-director John Gray provides some very convincing dialogue, smartly on the concise side, and what carries the pic is the very realistic depiction of a village where life is hard. Nov 6, 2018 Full Review John Leonard New York Magazine/Vulture Beautiful and lugubrious, like the coast of Connemara and Saffron herself. Feb 2, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Five years after the death of his wife, Owen Quinn (Scott Glenn), a turn-of-the-century Irish fisherman, is still in a deep state of grief. One day, in accordance with Irish folklore, a seal emerges from the water and transforms into a gorgeous woman named Mairead (Saffron Burrows). Owen and Mairead meet and quickly begin to fall in love. However, the two realize their relationship might be short-lived, because, also according to legend, Mairead must soon return to the ocean and live as a seal.
      Director
      John Gray
      Executive Producer
      Richard Welsh, Brent Shields, John Gray
      Screenwriter
      John Gray
      Production Co
      Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Drama, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 18, 2002
      Sound Mix
      Stereo