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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)

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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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18 July 2011 (USA)  »

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Though the movie contains British accents, it uses North American terms in place of British ones. See more »

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In a scene set in the early 1990s, Rowling is seen using the X-shaped road crossing at Oxford Circus in London. This crossing was installed in 2009. 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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