Monday, October 22, 2012

A Little Princess (1995)

Number Rolled: 33
Movie Name/Year: A Little Princess (1995)
Genre: Children & Family
Length: 97 minutes
Rating: G
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Writer: Frances Hodgson Burnett, Richard LaGravenese, Elizabeth Chandler
Actors: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer, Arthur Malet, Vanessa Lee Chester, Heather DeLoach, Rachael Bella, Camilla Belle, Kelsey Mulrooney

I first saw this movie not too long after it came out. I had some health issues when I was young and couldn’t go out much – so my mother used to buy all the VHS tapes she could and I would watch movies. This became a favorite of mine.

The main character in this movie is a young girl who loses her father and disappears into her rich imagination in order to help her try and keep her spirits up. I related instantly to the character and watching it now, I find I still do. When life gets bad, I always have my fantasy world to fall back on; my imagination to see me through. I get that from my Uncle, the father figure that actually stuck around. Much like him, I’ll never REALLY grow up. 

Keep in mind, before you decide to watch this movie that it IS a tearjerker. Netflix certainly got that right. No movie makes me cry quite as much as this one does. I don’t mean a tear here or there either. I mean snot pouring out of my nose, having to turn the sound up higher because I can’t hear it over my sobbing, type of crying. If you find yourself relating to the main character – it WILL happen.

Overall Opinion – 5/5

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