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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The characters of Sara's story, Prince Rama, his wife Sita, and the evil Ravana, all come from the ancient/epic Indian poem "The Ramayana." See more »
When Sara and Becky are in the attic pretending to be rich, the candles change length inconsistently between shots. See more »
[at Sara's birthday party, Sara blows out the candles on her cake]
[happily jumping up and down as the others clap]
I want a big piece!
Oh hush up, Lottie! I'm sure *Princess Sara* will give everyone a fair share. Right, Princess?
I told her that's what you were.
Well, not just me, *all* girls are princesses. Even snotty, two-face bullies like *you*, Lavinia!
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Sara (played by Liesel Matthiews) is a generous, compassionate, and imaginative character. This film reminds me of virtues I adhered to as a child, how almost identical they were with that of Sara, and how those virtues have gradually submerged as I ventured towards adulthood. It reminded me of the innocence I once possessed, the innocence that has been slowly but surely chipped away by Society as I know it.
Nevertheless, this film made me realize that all I ever believed was never lost in me, but rather, simply inert and obscured. As my emotions swayed along with the joys and plights the little child Sara endured, I realized I am still as humane and compassionate as I always have been, and that it just doesn't show too much on the exterior anymore, that's all.
Each time my eyes went moist, I felt happier with myself.
Too bad this film did not do too well in the theatres, as I find the film quite moving and uplifting. I would definitely recommend it to anyone!
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