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Ballet Shoes (2007)

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The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.

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Pauline, Petrova, and Posy Fossil live with Sylvia Brown, their guardian. Money is tight and as the story opens, three boarders - a garage owner, a retired English professor, and a dance teacher - come to stay. Theo Dane, the dance teacher, has the girls accepted at her school by the formidable Madame, and the three go on the stage to help raise money. Each discovers her talents - Pauline as an actress, Petrova in fixing engines, and Posy as a dancer. Written by Hilary Caws-Elwitt

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Dreams do come true...

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for smoking | See all certifications »

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26 December 2007 (UK)  »

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Baletni copatki  »

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Was originally made for as a British TV-Movie, and aired on British Television in Christmas 2007, but got a theatrical release in the states. See more »

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The "ballet shoes" the girls wear throughout the film are far too modern for the era depicted. See more »

Quotes

[Miss Jay meets Pauline and Winifred after their Alice auditions]
Miss Jay: Well done, you two. Right, Pauline is to play Alice
[pauses as girls gasp]
Miss Jay: and Winifred is to be engaged as understudy.
Pauline Fossil: [starts to say] What?
Winifred: [interrupts] When I finished my dance, people clapped! Nobody clapped her, there was just silence!
Miss Jay: Dance is important, but Pauline looks right for Alice.
Winifred: She looks right for everything, she always will!
[looks at Pauline and murmurs]
Winifred: Pretty face... blonde hair...
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Featured in Ballet Shoes: Deleted Scenes (2007) See more »

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
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Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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frankly...
14 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

frankly, i thought this movie was awful...and terribly boring. i had a very difficult time getting through it. the actresses didn't do a very good job playing the characters in my opinion. they seemed so..so i boring and they simply didn't have any depth to them. watching the movie was thoroughly exhausting. The plot wasn't very good either. It's just not eventful enough. allow me to rephrase that. it wasn't interesting enough.that's it. Movies are supposed to entertain people and teach morals or whatever and this one didn't do a very good job at that. there is a high probability that you'll be falling asleep even if you're going to watch at noon for goodness sake.


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