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A Little Princess (1995)

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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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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

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La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,019,307 (USA)
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The last live action feature film of Arthur Malet. See more »

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When Sara is scolded for speaking at the breakfast table, the girls are sitting in different positions than they were before Sara came to breakfast. See more »

Quotes

Miss Minchin: Sara, this is Monsieur Dufarge. You will begin French lessons with him this afternoon.
Sara Crewe: Do I have to?
Miss Minchin: Sara! You most certainly do! Now apologize to Monsieur this instant for your rudeness!
Sara Crewe: But I didn't mean to be rude.
Miss Minchin: [shouts] Now!
[Sara says three sentences entirely in French. Monsieur Dufarge looks at her through his monicle impressed]
Monsieur Dufarge: This child doesn't need to learn French, she practically *is* French! Says she learned it from her father.
Miss Minchin: I understood perfectly well what she said, Monsieur.
Sara Crewe: ...
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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
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Written by Giovanni Pescetti (as Giovanni Battista Pescetti)
(performed by Miss Minchin during story hour and again in her study)
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A wonderful little movie you might have missed
12 November 2004 | by (Marion, AR, USA) – See all my reviews

Just before seeing this movie, I wasn't expecting much. There just wasn't anything else on TV, and this was just beginning, so I decided to give it a chance. It wasn't very long in before I began to realize that this wasn't just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, by-the-numbers production. First of all, the movie, with all of the obvious attention to the sets and costume design and how it was photographed, just look absolutely beautiful. Then, the acting is simply superb by everybody, and not just the principal performers. Alfonso Cuaron (who was later tabbed to direct the 3rd Harry Potter movie, really showed his stuff in this film, which in my opinion was largely overlooked, as I don't remember a whole lot of publicity being done when it was first released, which is a shame, because a lot of effort went into making this such a good movie. Equally appealing to kids and adults alike, which is pretty rare as well. Highly recommended!


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