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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
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[after Sara makes up her own ending for the class's bedtime story]
What are you doing?
I couldn't bare to see Charlotte marry that awful man, so I imagined a different ending.
You imagined it?
Don't you ever do that, Miss Minchin? Believe in something just to make it seem real?
I suppose that's rather easy for a child who has everything.
[announcing to the rest of the class]
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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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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