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The adventurous, young Madeline is very good at getting into trouble, but she's also fantastic in solving problems as well, and her school-mistress Miss Clavel is not too approving of her. The biggest problem comes up when Lord Covington decides to sell Madeline's school. Written by
After this film, Hatty Jones had auditioned for the role of Hermione Granger for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). She and Emma Watson were down to the final two and the role went to Watson for Jones was considered too old. See more »
[while Madeline hunts for her drawing pad in a dark gallery at the museum; he whispers menacingly]
Where are you going, little girl? I asked you a question!
What's the matter? Scared?
I wasn't scared of you, Pepito.
[bringing out Madeline's drawing pad]
Were you looking for this?
Hey, I know it's yours!
You stole it.
I was gonna give it back. You should say thank you, don't you think?
Give it to me!
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An Average Comedy, With the Sweet Hatty Jones, a Bright Little Star
In Paris, twelve girls study in a school owned and sponsored by Lady Covington (Stéphane Audran) and managed by a sister, Miss Clavel (Frances McDormand). The youngest and orphan is the six years old Madeline (Hatty Jones). Their neighbor is the Ambassador of Spain, his wife and his son Pepito. When Lady Covington dies, her husband decided to sell the house. Meanwhile, some bad guys plan to kidnap Pepito. This average comedy is very predictable. However, the little, sweet and adorable Hatty Jones makes the difference. This was the last movie I watched in 2003 and I do not regret, since it is a nice family entertainment. My vote is six.
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