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A Little Princess (1995)

A young girl is relegated to servitude at a boarding school when her father goes missing and is presumed dead.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama | Family | Fantasy

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G | See all certifications »

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19 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La princesita  »

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$17,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,019,307 (USA)
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Feature film debut of Camilla Belle. See more »

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When Sara is explaining to Lottie about the angels, a microphone is clearly visible above them. See more »

Quotes

Becky: [after she and Sara place a board stretching across to Randolph's house] Sara, you'll fall!
Sara Crewe: I can do it. I'll come back for you. I promise.
[they embrace]
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Version of Princess Sarah (2007) See more »

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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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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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