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Plot: When 13 year old Maria Merryweather's father dies, leaving her orphaned and homeless, she is forced to leave her luxurious London life to go and live with Sir Benjamin, an eccentric uncle .. Runtime: 103 mins Release Date: 06 Feb 2009
It was fantastic! 2 of the films stars were there: Dakota Blue Richards and Agustus Prew and Gabor Csupo was there. It was really exciting my first World Premiere! Anyways. The Movie was fantastic! It had Humour and excitement it was just overall a good movie! The characters Miss Heliotrope and The Chef were awesome. they made me laugh so hard! I can't wait for everyone to see this movie its really good! The acting was fantastic by the way! go see this movie Its really good. If you can't see it at the Toronto Film festival go to the theatres when it comes out because it is clearly a <more>
fine piece of work. Excellent Cinematography and Screenplay it was just fantastic!
I went to the premiere in London AMAZING film definitely go and see it! People of all ages will love a GREAT family film 10 out of 10!!!!! There are loads of stars in it including Dakota blue Richards and Tim curry and other. Very funny, made me laugh out loud loads of times, also great action/adventure! Basically one of the best films of 2009 so far!!!! GO AND SEE IT! Also you can watch the trailer online. Does not spoil the book at all. great to see with friends or family basically go and see it. I loved it and so did everyone one else I saw it with. all the actors are on top form. Im going <more>
to see it when it comes out, even though I have already seen it, thats how good it it. fantastic plot, great script writing and directing and the costumes are fabulous!
A Charming Fantasy Film with Some Gem Acting (by organic-66295)
I was charmed by this film and amused with Ioan Gruffudd's role here. I have to say he's actually a bit hilarious when he's angry. He struts about his keen acting skills with a natural edge. One scene in particular gives me a rather visceral reaction. It involves a raw egg. I've seen some negative reviews and comments calling it silly, but it is in NO WAY any sillier than any Disney film! And the Disney film won't have been made on a bargain budget. If you dislike fantasy, then this film isn't for you. But some of us love fantasy regardless of age!The animals add so <more>
much to this film. While watching, you can tell the main dog used is nothing but a big fluffy, marshmallowy sweetheart! I was impressed with Dakota Blue Richards in her subtle acting abilities and her interaction with the rabbit.I can't recommend this film highly enough. It's child friendly but not child exclusive if you've a penchant for fantasy and don't mind a long gander at Ioan Gruffudd.
Why have i never heard of this movie? (by nicehealz)
This is a lovely family/children's movie. It is a unique fairy tale that, though not very complex remember it is mainly for children is very clever and quite funny at times. The acting is very good and the sets and costumes are exquisite. I was thoroughly entertained and wish there were more movies like this out there. I rate movies by how much I wish they would not end so quickly, and this one was over far too fast.I am a big Tim Curry fan, and while this part did not really showcase his abilities, I still appreciated seeing him in this kind of movie. The characters are very rich and <more>
the attention to detail made some of the scenes magical. If you enjoy fairy tales don't pass this movie up!
Well worth watching for the costumes and the sets! (by TheLittleSongbird)
First of all, I am 17 and I absolutely love the book "The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge, with its beautiful imagery, memorable characters and above all its magical story, and I do agree the book is better than the film in many ways. In fact, the Little White Horse is probably my favourite book of all time. I think the film Secret of Moonacre is a beautiful film, that unfortunately is undermined by one or two problems with the story, and doesn't quite capture the magic of the book.The film looks absolutely exquisite, with those gorgeous costumes and the lovely sets with <more>
the huge menacing moon. The music by Christian Henson is gorgeous and very fitting with the scenery. Gabor Csupo, the director of Bridge of Tarabithia, which is admittedly better, obviously has an eye for art, as he used to be an animator. Other directors that have directed visually stunning fantasy films are Ridley Scott with Legend and Guillermo Del Torro with Pan's Labyrinth. which is the best foreign language film I have ever seen Whoever trained the animals, must be told he/she did a truly remarkable job.The acting is very good, an obvious standout is Dakota Blue Richards of Golden Compass fame in a strong central performance as the protagonist Maria Merryweather. Juliet Stevenson and Andy Linden provide the comedy, with the jokes about indigestion, and whizzing quickly around the kitchen. Tim Curry brings a touch of melancholy to an otherwise menacing and complex character, and it made a difference after seeing Curry in over the top roles such as FrankNFurter and Wadsworth. Though, if anything, I wish Curry had more screen time. Natasha McElhone looked lovely as Loveday, with a lovely face that sometimes defies her when she is cursing for instance. Though I will confess I wasn't entirely convinced by Ioan Gruffodd as Sir Benjamin. In the book Sir Benjamin is fat with three chins, which is a far cry from the gorgeous Gruffodd. I am not saying he was bad, he wasn't. He was very brooding at times, but other times when he looked uncomfortable. That I can understand, because since I have participated in operas with similar costumes, like the Magic Flute I do know from experience they can be very uncomfortable to wear.The story I do agree takes a while to get going, but the book takes one or two chapters to explain the story, which isn't a problem as it is called character development. The basics are all there, the Moon Princess, the pearls and the battle of good and evil, but a lot was changed from the book, and one or two of the characters were changed, and others like Old Parson were left out entirely. I was prepared for a lot of changes when I saw this film they do it all the time , and although I was fine with most of them, I was annoyed that Maria and Robin's relationship from the book was virtually eliminated, as that was one of the book's main merits. The ending was a bit rushed, I am putting a huge emphasis on the bit, but I liked the underwater sequence very much.All in all, a flawed but hugely enjoyable film not the best fantasy I have ever seen but a solid attempt that is well worth watching for the visuals. 8/10 Bethany Cox
Lovely to look at but something missing (by kmrd-1)
I went to the European premiere on Sunday when the film was shown as part of the London Film Festival. Some of the cast were there, also the director and producers who spoke before the screening.I have read the book, The Little White Horse, many times, but was prepared for a lot of changes from the book. I don't think it's really a spoiler to say that the character of Sir Benjamin is VERY different in the film! And there are many characters omitted, including Old Parson. I enjoyed the film - it is absolutely gorgeous to look at - the costumes, the sets, the cinematography - all <more>
beautiful and lush. Ioan Gruffedd a bit wooden but all he really has to do for most of the film is look brooding. Juliet Stevenson gets nearly all the comedy. Tim Curry only has to phone in a performance. Dakota thingummy is surprisingly good I have a prejudice against child actors . She's fine. Most of the film works quite well but I would have liked more scope for some of the characters to develop. You barely see any relationship development between Maria and Robin - they only really meet about twice. The ending was a little abrupt - I would have liked just five minutes more to develop the happy ending a little further, perhaps back at Moonacre Manor. An enjoyable film but doesn't quite hit the mark. I would watch it again just for how lovely it is to look at, not for the plot or the characters.
Must-watch for any fairy tale and fantasy maniac! (by sun_rises_down)
Firstly, I haven't read the book. In a way it works for my advantage allowing me to criticize the movie solely based on what was presented there and not be distracted by what was left out compared to book etc. I can think of two kinds of fairy tales: one is the kind you love when you're 7 but think it utterly stupid and childish when you're 30; the other type is the kind you find magical no matter how old you are. This movie here could've easily belonged to the first group but turned out to be something more valuable. The bicycle has been invented and now it's all about <more>
how you do it, not what you do. The whole movie in its being is one big cliché, BUT they have successfully managed to turn that weakness into a strong point. This could've easily been a cheesy Raspberry candidate and I am very picky about my fairy tales and fantasy and I was not disappointed. Several aspects made the story believable, starting from the level of acting and ending with props. When it comes to acting, the weakest link in the bunch was Natascha McElhone, who didn't always seem to be in it as much as the others e.g the cursing part, people seem to agree on that part mostly . I was thoroughly impressed by Ioan Gruffudd, going from cold to heartbroken definitely moved my cruel heart. The milieu and the special effects were outstanding. No Lord of the Rings, don't get me wrong, but there was no half-hearted effort in that area. The Moonacre Manor and the many other scenes were picturesque and the costumes far-enough-out-of-the-box creative, mixing the traditional with a modern touch in perfect balance. All in all, I was left feeling satisfied and enriched and I reckon this movie deserves a rating above 7 of 10 the least, for it certainly wasn't a mediocre experience.