This isn't really a movie, just a short tv special that aired on this time slot called "Family Playhouse." I'm mostly writing this review just to supply some information, since there seems to be none. "Red Shoes" is a half-hour special done by the NFB (National Film Board of Canada). Like most NFB things, it concentrates more on people's emotions and reactions to situations, than on the actual situations themselves. It's about two girls named Meg and Carter who spend a week or two at their grandparents' house while the kids' parents go to the beach. Meg is played by a girl named Andrea Cole, and I didn't catch the kid's name who played Carter. Andrea Cole looks kind of like a young Kate Maberly. The two girls ask their parents to buy them each something when they go. Carter, the younger sister wants a dress and Meg wants a pair of red shoes (hence the film's title). So that's basically the plot. Not much, but it's interesting to watch the people's performances for 30 minutes. Especially Cedric Smith, who plays the father. He's a really great Canadian actor, and I thought that people who are fans of his (I know there are some Canadians who are), would like to know he was in this.
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