Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
When spoiled English girl Mary Lennox (Gennie James), living in nineteenth century India loses both parents in a cholera epidemic, she is sent back to England to live in a country mansion. ... See full summary »
When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self-worth. Sara's belief that "every girl's a princess" is tested to the limit, however, when word comes that her father was killed in action and his estate has been seized by the British government.Written by
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When Sara gives bread to the little girl in the street, she is given a yellow rose in return, which she then leaves at the door of her neighbor whose son is missing in action. Later, when the neighbor's Indian assistant, Ram Dass, delivers food and gifts to Sara and Becky, the centerpiece he leaves on the table is a bouquet of yellow roses. Furthermore, yellow roses are often used to symbolize friendship. See more »
When Sara and Captain Crewe travel from India to the USA, a map is shown describing their route. The year is 1914 but the map is from the 1920s. Before WWI, Syria and Iraq didn't exist. See more »
[Randolph and his servant are at a military hospital, where Randolph has discovered that the amnesiac soldier there is not his son John]
All the hoping... you must think me a fool.
Is it your wish to be wise, sahib?
I don't know. I suppose a wise man wouldn't have come here at all.
But if he had, he would have looked more closely upon the soldier's face.
And what would he have seen?
Pain, sahib. He needs to be cared for.
He's not my responsibility.
A wise man would remember that this soldier was in ...
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Sonata in C Minor: Andantino expressivo
Written by Giovanni Pescetti (as Giovanni Battista Pescetti)
(performed by Miss Minchin during story hour and again in her study) See more »
A wonderful little movie you might have missed
Just before seeing this movie, I wasn't expecting much. There just wasn't anything else on TV, and this was just beginning, so I decided to give it a chance. It wasn't very long in before I began to realize that this wasn't just your ordinary, run-of-the-mill, by-the-numbers production. First of all, the movie, with all of the obvious attention to the sets and costume design and how it was photographed, just look absolutely beautiful. Then, the acting is simply superb by everybody, and not just the principal performers. Alfonso Cuaron (who was later tabbed to direct the 3rd Harry Potter movie, really showed his stuff in this film, which in my opinion was largely overlooked, as I don't remember a whole lot of publicity being done when it was first released, which is a shame, because a lot of effort went into making this such a good movie. Equally appealing to kids and adults alike, which is pretty rare as well. Highly recommended!
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