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Emma Watson (Hermione from Harry Potter) stars in Ballet Shoes, a heartwarming and uplifting film based on the beloved, best-selling novel by Noel Streatfeild and featuring an award-winning cast that includes Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood, Richard Griffiths and Eileen Atkins.
"We three Fossils vow to put our name in the history book, because it is ours, and ours alone " With these words, three orphans, raised as sisters, leave their sheltered lives and embark on an exhilarating journey that takes them to the heights of the stage, screen and sky!
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A big-budget Granada film production, originally for the BBC, Ballet Shoes is based on the literary classic penned by Noel Streatfeild that women especially are very familiar with as key reading material from their childhood. A costume drama with absolutely stunning cinematography, the film portrays 1930's London with a sense of dreamy realism. For those who recall the box office smash "You've Got Mail", the book is the one being sought after that Meg Ryan launches into a verbal expose about. Ms. Ryan was right on the money, as is this adaptation of the tale.
Ballet Shoes is the story of three orphan girls; Petrova, Posie and Pauline (Emma Watson) who are raised as sisters after being brought together by a rich, world traveler as babies. As they grow up, each girl develops a dream of their own. Pauline wants to be an actress; Petrova longs to be an aviator; Posie wishes to dance. Circumstances bring them together, and together they vow to go down in the history books. "We three Fossils vow...". This vow launches the three Fossil sisters on their voyage, a journey that they travel individually as well as together, one that can only serve to inspire any young girl who watches the film.Read more ›
A brilliant, fun and uplifting story, intelligent script, with terrific acting all round, gorgeous camera work, lovely sets costumes and music... what more could anyone ask for !
A paleontologist(Richard Griffiths, who plays Harry Potter's dunderheaded relative) first adopts Sylvia(Emilia Fox, whom I'll always remember as Georgiana Darcy in 'Pride and Prejudice' and simply love). He complains about it but moves out some dinosaur bones to make room; however, "Great Uncle Gum" repeats the process, bringing home three more orphaned, baby girls from various expeditions. Sylvia cares for them in his museum-like home while he vanishes for twelve years. Move ahead to the 1930's. Money runs thin, and the girls make a pact to excel in their endeavors and to help their beleaguered, older sister save the home. They take in some eccentric boarders and attend a dance academy as they try to discover their gifts and means.
The ensemble cast shines. If you have ever watched BBC or Masterpiece Theatre you'll recognize many of these journeyman actors such as the great Gemma Jones(Dr. Jakes). In regards to the younger actors, obviously, there's Emma Watson(Pauline) from 'Harry Potter' fame who portrays the thespian talent of the family. Her character struggles with insecurity and pride, and Emma does a fine job expanding out beyond 'Hermione'. She candidly talks up a storm about the making of the film in the extras. She's a talented and bright, young woman. Yasmin Paige(Petrova) plays the Russian girl who struggles fitting in anywhere. Can't act or dance for the life of her, she wants to fly. It's a tougher role since it lacks the flamboyancy of the others.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the movie, but the movie case came all smashed up and broken.Published 4 months ago by Kristy
This was a terrible movie. I cannot believe so many have the movie high ratings. Do not waste your time and money.Published 5 months ago by TMB
This is a really charming movie! Brings the wonderful book to life. The older version of this is also good - watch them both!Published 7 months ago by Carter Flagg
The acting was first rate, as you'd expect from a cast that includes Victoria Wood, Marc Warren, Richard Griffiths and Emma Watson. So were the writing and direction. Read morePublished 8 months ago by pipnuts
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She'll develop those dreams in her own time. Let her enjoy the movie on her own terms... who's to say WHY she should enjoy it? :)
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