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Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story (2011)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  18 July 2011 (USA)
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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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This movie only contains Britsh accents, not regular British terms, but an American/Canadian version. See more »

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When Joanne graduates from university, the University Officers and the new graduates are all shown wearing American-style academic dress with a closed gown and a gold stole. English university graduates wear open fronted gowns with an academic hood and no stole. In addition, the new graduates are wearing royal blue gowns. Exeter University gowns are black; the hood is dove grey, edged in blue taffeta. See more »

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JK Rowling: What do you think, will you ever see Harry Potter in there? Not bloody likely.
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Laughably inaccurate locations and childish script
2 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is so lazy, the research is 100% Wikipedia and is laugh out loud funny for its inaccurate portrayal of Rowling's village (Tutshill), the School and, best of all - the utterly weird thing about the candy trolley on the train.....a hurricane of laughter that one.

If you are going to watch a film, try one that has been researched by adults and not 4th grade students (maybe that is too generous), employ researchers that go a little beyond the www, maybe actually take a trip to the places they portray, maybe interview a few people.

Don't waste your time with this film, just read Rowling's entry on Wikipedia....its about as insightful as the film.

Errors - Her school is presented as an old manor house - in fact its a modern purpose built school. - The School is a high achieving school with several students a year going on to Oxford or Cambridge, and Rowling herself went on to study at a good University - hardly the trash can she describes. - Trains in the UK do not - never have - and never will have sweet trolleys....with or without tripe sweets (what?).

and they are the only ones I know about..........what a waste of time and money.


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