Feb. 2nd, 2008

Review: Ballet Shoes [2007]

Title: Ballet Shoes
Writer: Noel Streatfeild (novel), Heidi Thomas (screenplay)
Director: Sandra Goldbacher
Outline: [taken from imbd] The story of three orphan girls (Pauline, Petrova, and Posy), adopted by an eccentric explorer, Great Uncle Matthew, and his niece Sylvia, in 1930s London.
Starring: Emilia Fox, Victoria Wood, Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, Lucy Boynton, Richard Griffiths, Marc Warren, Lucy Cohu, Gemma Jones, Harriet Walter, Eileen Atkins

Originally I wasn't going to see this, because it sounded too close to a chick-flick for my taste. I'm glad I did though.

I can't tell you if Emma Watson can actually pull off a character that doesn't end up sounding too close to Hermione Granger, because she seemed just the same to me. However, I'm one of those people who don't have a problem with the way she played Hermione, and I can't really watch a movie one time through and pick out how an actor does this character different from others they play. All I know is she didn't suck.

I figured if I liked this movie, it would be because of the bond of the three sisters. Don't get me wrong, I loved that part of it. But what really pulled me in was the romance between Sylvia Brown and John Simpson, and the character of Petrova.

Over-all, it is a bit of a chick-flick. a lot like something you might find on the Lifetime network, but it's really good and touching, in my opinion. I so want to get this on DVD.

So, if you got a chance to see it, let me know what you think!

Making a Loud Noise Until Rescued

"I thought," said Piglet earnestly, "that if Eeyore stood at the bottom of the tree, and if Pooh stood on Eeyore's back, and if I stood on Pooh's shoulders----"

"And if Eeyore's back snapped suddenly, then we could all laugh. Ha ha! Amusing in a quiet way," said Eeyore, "but not really helpful."

"Well," said Piglet meekly, "I thought----"

"Would it break your back, Eeyore?" asked Pooh, very much surprised.

"That's what would be so interesting, Pooh. Not being quite sure till afterwards."

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