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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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From the forests of India to the streets of New York comes the remarkable adventure of a little girl whose courage is as big as her dreams. See more »

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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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10 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£723,238 (UK) (15 March 1996)
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Eleanor Bron and Liesel Matthews share their birthdays, March 14th. See more »

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When Sara is explaining to Lottie about angels, she is demonstrating how the angels ride the clouds like magic carpets and is using her right hand. However, in the next shot, when she tells Lottie that the angels hover over you and see that you are all right, her left arm is raised. See more »

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Sara Crewe: [as Becky serves her breakfast] Thank you.
Miss Minchin: Sara, there's no talking at the table.
Sara Crewe: Doesn't seem natural.
[the other girls stare at her in shock]
Miss Minchin: [staring at Sara coldly] I won't say it again.
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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
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Written by Giovanni Batissta Pescetti
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A DEFINITIVE INSTANCE when the Academy, indeed the public, truly missed the mark...and indeed missed out
6 May 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film reminds you what life's all about. Emmanual Luzbeki's cinematography demands praise- it's so stunningly beautiful one wonders why he didn't win the oscar. Indeed, this film is flawlessly scripted, acted, and executed, it is perhaps the definitive example of how the Academy oftentimes nominates based on box-office receipts, and not based on merit. *&#$() braveheart, THIS movie was the best film of 1995. And should have been nominated. No other film makes me tear up or cry as much for its brutal honesty, it's uncliched tenderness, and heartfelt truth about those ultimately human truths- love, kindness, and the magic of believing. Rarely does a film so positively move one's heart. Seek this film out. Go now.


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