MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 310 this week

Ballet Shoes (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Family  -  26 December 2007 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 5,959 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 11 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $1.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - The One I Love

Interview with Charlie McDowell and Mark Duplass


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 06 Sep 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 13 Aug 2012
 
a list of 24 titles
created 01 Jun 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Ballet Shoes" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ballet Shoes (TV Movie 2007)

Ballet Shoes (TV Movie 2007) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ballet Shoes.
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The tale of three unlikely heroes - a misfit mouse who prefers reading books to eating them, an unhappy rat who schemes to leave the darkness of the dungeon, and a bumbling servant girl with cauliflower ears - whose fates are intertwined with that of the castle's princess.

Directors: Sam Fell, Robert Stevenhagen
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Emma Watson, Dustin Hoffman
Ballet Shoes (TV Series 1975)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

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 ... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Thorne, Jane Slaughter, Elizabeth Morgan
An American Girl Holiday (TV Movie 2004)
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kenner Ames
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As Harry races against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes, he uncovers the existence of three most powerful objects in the wizarding world: the Deathly Hallows.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Harry ignores warnings not to return to Hogwarts, only to find the school plagued by a series of mysterious attacks and a strange voice haunting him.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson
Anne of Green Gables (TV Movie 1985)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her firey spirit and imagination.

Director: Kevin Sullivan
Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Farnsworth
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

With their warning about Lord Voldemort's return scoffed at, Harry and Dumbledore are targeted by the Wizard authorities as an authoritarian bureaucrat slowly seizes power at Hogwarts.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Anne of Avonlea (TV Movie 1987)
Drama | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Anne Shirley accepts a teaching position at a girls boarding school in a town dominated by a rich and belligerant family determined to make her life miserable.

Director: Kevin Sullivan
Stars: Megan Follows, Colleen Dewhurst, Wendy Hiller
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Director: Chris Columbus
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Richard Harris
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past.

Director: David Yates
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry.

Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Victoria Wood ...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Heather Nicol ...
Winifred Bagnall
...
...
Clara
...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Dreams do come true...

Genres:

Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for smoking | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 December 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Baletní strevícky  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

According to an interview on the DVD, the three-year-old Pauline Fossil is played by Emma Watson's half-sister. See more »

Goofs

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...
[...]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Ballet Shoes: Interview with Emma Watson (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

I Got Rhythm
(uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Another quality BBC production.
26 December 2007 | by (Mississippi Gulf Coast) – See all my reviews

I'm an American and I always enjoy the productions that the BBC plays. I was really excited about Ballet Shoes. I read the book when I was younger, my copy was destroyed in Katrina so I didn't have time to re-read it. So this review will be short and sweet and about the film itself. The film itself was well done, very seamless and didn't seem to leave any big gaps of unexplained information. The music really help set the mood. Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies set the mood for all the dancing, which as a dancer was pretty impressive for the three leads, especially Lucy Boyton. And Gershwin Along with Theo's radio help send in the time period (loved Theo!). The costumes and the sets were great. The acting was also fantastic. I don't remember a lot of the book, but I loved Madame Fidolia and Eileen Atkins was superb. I also loved Emilia Fox who is completely lovable and does a great job of bringing Sylvia alive. Richard Griffiths was adorable (horrible word choice, but that's how I feel) in an eccentric paleontologist way. I especially loved Theo and the Dr.'s, they were brought to life and very fun to watch.

As for the young fossil girls I have to say Lucy Boyton was my favorite. She was spunky, funny and very Posy. She showed a maturity far beyond her years. Yasmin Page was very intense as Petrova and appeared very thoughtful and intelligent. She was fantastic. Emma Watson was a little inconsistent. She had moments where she did great, the audition scene was very good, and when she acted like a prima donna she really shone, otherwise it appeared she was just reading off of a piece of paper, her performance was a little wooden and didn't do it for me. All together the three girls had a great amount of chemistry along with Nana and Sylvia they felt like a family. Overall I thought an enjoyable, CLEAN, family film. Worth seeing.


19 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Emma Watson. Really? groovygarden
Everyone talks about Emma being a bad actress roxist
just watched it becka_sk8
Two Professors at the Boarding House- Question zoemol
For those who read the book... paramitch
Pauline, Petrova or Posy? Queen_Mab10
Discuss Ballet Shoes (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?