Friday, June 4, 2010

365 Movies: A Little Princess Review

A Little Princess stars Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, and Liam Cunnigham in this 1995, Alfonso Cuaron film. When her Father is sent to fight for his country, little and imaginative, Sara(Matthews) is sent to a strict boarding school. At first, everything seems be going alright, until news breaks that her Father was killed in action. The headmistress, Miss Minchin(Bron) despises Sara, and tries everything in her power, to break the little girl down but she never wins. Sara finds solitude and comfort in servant girl, Becky(Vanessa Lee Chester) and the two bond instantly. When I was a little girl, and I was upset, there was always two movies, that I could find my comfort in. One of them was this, and the other being "Matilda". From these films, I found myself relating quite a lot to the main characters, and found that I wasn't so alone. After all these years, this film still holds a special place in my heart. It's so imaginative and wonderful, and it makes me smile still. Liesel is so sweet and innocent, and she just embodies the character of Sara. Eleanor is absolutely witchy and I remember growing up, thinking of how much I hated her! Such a wonderful and exciting film, that I still enjoy watching!

Review for Tomorrow: Wing and a Prayer


Clara said...

I love this movie, Shirley is great in it!! And I still love watching "Matilda" :)

Sally said...

I love this movie. It's so beautifully made. Great choice!