Ballet Shoes (2008)


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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 … More

Rating: PG (for smoking)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Heidi Thomas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 2, 2008
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as Pauline

as Petrova Fossil

as Posy Fossil

as Sylvia Brown

as Great Uncle Matthew

as Mr. Simpson

as Madame Fidolia

as Dr. Smith

as Dr. Jakes

as Sir Donald

as Young Sylvia

as Young Pauline

as Theo Dane

as Young Pauline

as Miss Jay

as Winifred

as Mr. French

as Leopold Neville

as Mr. Sholsky

as Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Ballet Shoes

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

[A] pleasant if uninspired adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's children's classic.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Sisters learn value of love, work, and sacrifice.

Full Review… | September 23, 2010
Common Sense Media

There are plenty of pleasures in this involving and uplifting tale which the young protagonists aspire to be actors, aviators and ballerinas

Full Review… | December 12, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review… | August 29, 2008
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | August 28, 2008

[A] lovely, honest film about the hopes and dreams of... young women...

Full Review… | July 29, 2008
Flick Filosopher

Audience Reviews for Ballet Shoes


Minor film which wastes its time on three uninteresting main characters when the supporting cast is filled with far more worthy people.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


Cute little family film. Pretty sweet and a little quirky.

Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

A sweet story about three orphan sisters in the 1930s with great talent who have to fight to survive and work hard to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. They learn not to be selfish and put others before themselves. Good movie.

Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

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