A Little Princess

A Little Princess

DVD - 1998
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Sara Crewe is the pampered daughter of an Army officer who is left in a strict boarding school when her father goes off to war. When he is reported dead, her world is turned upside down and she is made a servant at the school, yet she refuses to let her spirit be broken.

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yauyauk
Jul 09, 2017

A sweet, touching story that reminds everyone that anyone can be a princess, as long as you believe that you are one, no matter what happens.

VaughanPLDenise Dec 08, 2016

A wonderful story full of imagination. One of my all time favourite movies from my childhood.

epltina May 19, 2015

A beautiful story of imagination, hope, friendship. One of my favorites. A must see for every little girl.

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Nursebob
Dec 19, 2014

It’s 1914 and ten-year-old Sara lives on a lavish Indian estate with her widowed father, the dashing army officer and wealthy entrepreneur Captain Crewe. When the captain is called to Europe to fight in the great war he sends his daughter to the exclusive “Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls” in New York City; an opulent boarding school run by a dour old spinster with no time for Sara’s romantic notions of magic and make-believe. Despite their stern headmistress it isn’t long before she has the other girls caught up in her colourful stories, even Becky the little black servant who lives in the attic finds some degree of solace in Sara’s fiery accounts of Prince Rama and his lover Sita. But when Captain Crewe is killed in action and the British government seizes his properties little Sara suddenly finds herself alone and penniless. Reduced to the level of scullery maid in order to pay for her keep, she soon gives in to despair despite a growing friendship with Becky. There is magic in the air however, and Sara quickly discovers that the world is every bit as wonderful and mysterious as she once imagined. With it’s glorious fairytale cinematography and evocative soundtrack of children’s choral music Princess is sure to enchant little girls everywhere; I even found my own cynical old eyes growing a bit misty towards the end. Still, it’s one thing to be gently manipulated by a director, and quite another to be gripped in a headlock and beaten with fairy wings and pixie dust. In the end, the film’s cloying mix of wistful close-ups and syrupy performances proved to be too much for me. If I had only been a few decades younger...

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Scooter123
Jun 28, 2011

I think this is a wonderful movie for all ages! this movie is sad, happy and understanding. It's also about imagination and love and how people feel for losing a family member in war.

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joseph
Sep 19, 2008

Must See - This is a delightful and heartwrenching story of a little girl waiting for her daddy to return. Probably the best of the Children's family films. The scenes are well crafted, the art direction is superb and the mood transcends you into that time.

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yauyauk
Jul 09, 2017

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Jun 25, 2016

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yauyauk
Jul 09, 2017

In 1914, a little girl named Sara lives in a luxurious mansion with her father, a wealthy officer named Captain Crewe. When her father is sent to Europe to fight in the Great War, he sends his daughter to a boarding school in New York City: “Miss Minchin’s Seminary for Girls” which is run by a strict headmistress who thinks Sara's imagination is pointless. Even though Miss Minchin tries to stop her from spreading her stories, she quickly becomes popular with the girls with her highly creative and colourful stories. When Captain Crewe is killed in action, little Sara suddenly finds herself alone and penniless. She was forced to become a scullery maid in order to keep a roof over her head, she soon loses hope of life as a princess. This story inspires hope, friendship, and great imagination.

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