Fairy Tale: A True Story

1997 PG 1h 37m DVD

Fairy Tale: A True Story

1997 PG 1h 37m DVD
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In this charming fantasy, two precocious cousins discover sprites in their garden -- and to prove the pixies exist, the girls produce photographic evidence that draws worldwide attention. But are the fairies real, or is it all a hoax?
Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Phoebe Nicholls, Peter O'Toole, Bill Nighy, Bob Peck, Tim McInnerny, Mel Gibson, Harvey Keitel
Charles Sturridge
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 6+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 6+
age 6+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that wounded soldiers fill the train station where young Francis meets her relatives. There is some intense material (e.g. Francis's father is missing in World War I, but she clings to the belief he will return). Kids will absorb a bit of 1917 England, and meet historical figures Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini.

Sexual Content

Not applicable.


Not applicable


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The girls do apparently deceive people deliberately, but without malice.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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