song of the sea is an amazing animation - go see it! sadly lots of people think you have to have kids to go and see a film like this but this really is not the case! it's an extraordinary film. it's a beautiful tale and stunning drawing - worth seeing for that. but it's also moving and powerful leaving you with a lot to think about. there's a mythical tale that runs parallel to a story of loss with some of the mythical characters played by the same voices as the characters they resonate with in real life. brene brown would have a field day in relation to the numbing of emotions to avoid pain - which leads to numbness across the board. in the case of the film it leads to losing the magic of and in life. i have been reflecting since that it is song in the film that frees trapped emotions - and art has that power in a way nothing else does… anyway i don't want to spoil the story. but it's a bit like where the wild things are with it's parallel of max's life and the monsters on the island. the forthcoming pixar film is also set to explore emotions which looks fun (though the trailer suggests it won't succeed in avoiding clichéd gender stereotypes). song of the sea has 99% on rotten tomatoes 100% on flixster, mark kermode gave it 5 stars - so i am not alone in my being wowed.