A Little Princess
When her father enlists to fight for the Brits during World War I, Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend her late mother's boarding school, where she clashes with an overbearing headmistress who attempts to stifle her sense of self-worth.
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- Alfonso Cuarón
- 1996 Academy Award®
- Best Cinematography nominee
- Best Art Direction nominee
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
trailer(s), production notes
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this movie includes images of war with dead men strewn about trenches and explosions in the background. Sara loses her father in one of the battles and mourns him for much of the movie. Her mother also is dead. One scary scene shows Sara almost falling to her death. Sara is a remarkable character, however. She sticks up for herself and others at all times and captivates all the school girls with her imaginative stories.
- Sexual Content
- Not applicable.
- Difficult loss of Sara's father. Battle scenes with explosions in the background and dead bodies strewn over trenches. Neighbor finds out his son has died in the war. Mention of early death of Sara's mother. Scary escape scene where Sara almost falls from a great height.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- Tolerance of individual differences. Sara is accepting of everyone, including the "nerdy" girl at school, and befriends the young African-American maid before she begins working with her. Sara also believes that "all girls are princesses" and repeats this phrase throughout the movie.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- School girls find a bottle of alcohol in the headmistress' office.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it