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A Little Princess (1995)

G  |   |  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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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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The characters of Sara's story, Prince Rama, his wife Sita, and the evil Ravana, all come from the ancient/epic Indian poem "Ramayana". See more »

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When Sarah and Captain Crewe are on the boat to America, if you look in the background at night when Sarah and Captain Crewe are talking and then dancing, the ocean is not moving at all. 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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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
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Beautiful and entrancing
28 June 2000 | by (LA California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie with my 5 year old daughter -- and while it was a little too complex for her to follow I completely fell in love with it. Everything about it is beautiful, the sets, the costumes, the acting, even the painful parts are perfect. The scene toward the end where she's dancing in the window is eyewatering...you just have to see it.

Probably this movie is only appropriate for kids 8 and up, (depending on how worldly they are, I suppose), and perhaps that's why it did so abysmally poorly in the theaters. Still, it's a great film.

thad


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