Ballet Shoes
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Emma Watson, Yasmin Paige, and Lucy Boynton headline director Sandra Goldbacher's made-for-television adaptation of author Noel Streatfield's classic novel of the same name. The setting is 1930s London. Orphans Pauline (Watson), Petrova (Paige), and Posy Fossil (Boynton) have all been adopted by eccentric explorer Professor Brown (aka "Gum"), and raised as sisters by Brown's benevolent niece Sylvia (Emilia Fox). Before the three girls get to know their adventurous adoptive father, however, Gum vanishes for over a decade. Though her faithful retainer, Nana (Victoria Wood),… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"[A] pleasant if uninspired adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's children's classic."
‑ Joanne Kaufman, Wall Street Journal
"While watching 'Ballet Shoes,' I felt like a time machine had transported me to London in the 1930s, then set me in the midst of this wonderful humanistic story."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice."
‑ Nancy Davis Kho, Common Sense Media
"It's a caloric helping of melodrama, but it's rendered effective by the exceptional performances and observant direction by the vastly talented Sandra Goldbacher."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"There are plenty of pleasures in this involving and uplifting tale which the young protagonists aspire to be actors, aviators and ballerinas"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"[A] lovely, honest film about the hopes and dreams of... young women..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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