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A Little Princess (1995)

 -  Drama | Family | Fantasy  -  10 May 1995 (USA)
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A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

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When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Every girl everywhere is a princess. See more »

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La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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£723,238 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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The name of Ram Dass's monkey is Hanuman, which is the name of the monkey god who helped Prince Rama get Sita back from Ravana in The Ramayana. See more »

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When Sara and Laki are running through the forest in 1914 one of them gives the Johnny Weissmuller Tarzan yell. See more »

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Miss Minchin: [after Sara makes up her own ending for the class's bedtime story] What are you doing?
Sara Crewe: I couldn't bare to see Charlotte marry that awful man, so I imagined a different ending.
Miss Minchin: You imagined it?
Sara Crewe: [nodding] Don't you ever do that, Miss Minchin? Believe in something just to make it seem real?
Miss Minchin: I suppose that's rather easy for a child who has everything.
[announcing to the rest of the class]
Miss Minchin: And now from now on, there will be no more 'make believe' at this school during reading hour or at any other time....
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Kindle My Heart
Written by Maggie Smith
Produced by Maggie Smith
Performed by Liesel Matthews
Courtesy of Sony Records
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Wonderful material for the heart ...
9 July 2000 | by (Lakewood, CA) – See all my reviews

Sara (played by Liesel Matthiews) is a generous, compassionate, and imaginative character. This film reminds me of virtues I adhered to as a child, how almost identical they were with that of Sara, and how those virtues have gradually submerged as I ventured towards adulthood. It reminded me of the innocence I once possessed, the innocence that has been slowly but surely chipped away by Society as I know it.

Nevertheless, this film made me realize that all I ever believed was never lost in me, but rather, simply inert and obscured. As my emotions swayed along with the joys and plights the little child Sara endured, I realized I am still as humane and compassionate as I always have been, and that it just doesn't show too much on the exterior anymore, that's all.

Each time my eyes went moist, I felt happier with myself.

Too bad this film did not do too well in the theatres, as I find the film quite moving and uplifting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!


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