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WOW STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL AND MOVING
on May 8, 2006
This exquisite little love story about a boy and a cheetah was poorly advertised when it was in theaters. It came and went and was overlooked by audiences. It deserves remastering on Blu-ray It is that rare thing, a true family film that is not insulting to kids or adults.
There is a fierce beauty to many of the scenes and close ups of the cheetah's face convey a kind of intelligence and dignity rarely seen on the screen or anywhere, for that matter.
The story is simple and remains true to the spirirt of the book. The screenplay adaptation is lean. But it is the extraordinary look of the movie that lingers in the mind. It casts a spell. As does the regal grace of the cheetah.
This simple story has no profound revelations, but rather a reminder of the grace and beauty of our world. Without going into detail, I found the acting, locations, cinematography, music, and especially the directing to be of the highest order.
I highly recommend this wonderful gem of a film.