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Enid (2009)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  16 November 2009 (UK)
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Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great War she sends her stories to publishers, one of whom, Hugh Pollock,takes her on and also marries her. They have two daughters but Enid is a terrible mother, letting a nanny rear them whilst she, ironically, bestows treats on anonymous children who worship her for her stories. She is completely self-absorbed,driving Hugh to drink and then to another woman. Enid uses the children as emotional blackmail to get a divorce on her terms before marrying Kenneth Waters, a weak man similar to her father. After World War Two she is as popular as ever, despite accusations of using a syndicate to pen her books and will carry on,adored by children who do not know her true nature, for another twenty years and her death in 1968. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The film had a very tight filming schedule. Helena Bonham Carter was cast just 10 days before shooting began, the movie was filmed in 16 days and edited in eight days. See more »

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[to her father]
Imogen: Do you want to come see our rabbit? We did have two, but Mummy and Uncle Kenneth ate the other one.
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Good performance by Helena.
12 June 2011 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

Edwardian child Enid Blyton begins to tell stories to her brothers as an escape from their parents' rows before the father deserts the family. Whilst training as a teacher after the Great War she sends her stories to publishers, one of whom, Hugh Pollock,takes her on and also marries her. They have two daughters but Enid is a terrible mother, letting a nanny rear them whilst she, ironically, bestows treats on anonymous children who worship her for her stories. She is completely self- absorbed,driving Hugh to drink and then to another woman. Enid uses the children as emotional blackmail to get a divorce on her terms before marrying Kenneth Waters, a weak man similar to her father. After World War Two she is as popular as ever, despite accusations of using a syndicate to pen her books and will carry on,adored by children who do not know her true nature, for another twenty years and her death in 1968.

this is a Made for television movie i think, saw it just a few moments ago and i really liked it. its a biopic about a famous children book writer Edin Blyton. she is fully dedicated to her work her writing that makes her difficult to be a good mother and wife, she really had a rough life. she has an affair and cover it up she also had a very disturbing and rough life with her parents. she in general is a broke woman that really loved to write books about children fantasies and kind of a source for her to escape the real world.

Helena Bonham Carter outshines in this movie and she did a brilliant job, i really like her and she is a great actress. its a must watch for a dramas lovers, i am glad i caught it on TV so unexpectedly. Co Starring , Matthew MacFadyen, Denis Lawson.


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