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Wealthy, impossible to please lady Polly, whom only gardener Tom's irresistibly charming, indomitably cheerful son Tim, the chauffeur-handyman, can handle, grudgingly lets her late sister's orphaned daughter Pollyanna (11) move into her grand home. The staff takes to the playful brat, who finds the grimly stern dignified house regime stifling, but often gets round it. The happy game Pollyanna's father taught her soon spreads friendship and joy in the village. After succeeding to adopt a stray cat and dog, she sets her mind to 'fellow orphan' Jimmy Bean. Finding recluse rich neighbor Pendleton with a broken leg and another accident starts a cascade involving his and her family's past. Written by KGF Vissers

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Aunt Polly: [Pollyanna is reading Pride and Prejudice aloud and misinterpreting the emotions of the characters] You may stop now, Pollyanna. I never thought reading could be so exhausting.
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A matter of my own opinion
1 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Of course I saw the original and was curious about this one. I was disappointed in the movie and maybe it was closer to the book than the Disney version, but I found that this Pollyanna couldn't compare to the one played by Hayley Mills. The people looked more glamorous and that's not surprising since there's such a difference in decades. I guess I enjoyed the feeling of the Disney movie more than this one. The original invoked so much more emotion. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this one too, but not nearly as much.

Disney movies get a bad rap for putting out feel good movies, but I think they give the children and audience a chance to gain a curiosity for the subjects in their movies. So whether they changed things or not it made this movie more watchable to see the differences. Doesn't matter if it was done in the States or Great Britain. Should never really matter as long as the effect of the story is put across. In this aspect the movie done now still has that, like the Disney version. Obviously seeing one before the other will taint your idea of what the best movie is, both have something different to offer. Just watch the movie and see for yourself. Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to what you like and don't.


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