Fairy Tale - A True Story
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Two young girls who believe that fairies are real attempt to prove it to the world in this drama based on actual events. In 1917, there is little to be happy about in the Wright household in West Yorkshire, England. Polly (Phoebe Nicholls) and her 12-year-old daughter Elsie (Florence Hoath) are still grieving over the death of Elsie's younger brother, and Polly's niece Frances (Elizabeth Earl) has come to stay with them after her father was declared missing in action during World War I. Polly longs for some sort of proof that there is a life beyond our own, while the two girls ardently… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's good, but it ought to be better and it isn't."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"An enticing drama about the eternal clash between reason and the magical realm of enchantment."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"A film with no discernable point of view that's directed at no definable audience."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"It's Arthur Rackham vs the Adult/Capitalist/Industrial Revolution - the obsession with exploiting the extraordinary and making it ordinary."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Charming special effects and appealing heroines, and truly an ambitious meditation on the nature of fantasy and reality and growing up."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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