5 Children and It (2004)
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Its eccentric charms and light humor will most certainly win over anyone looking for a brisk family adventure.
Five posh First World War sprogs are despatched to Uncle Kenneth Branagh's Gothic pile in a Devon nook. It's a ghastly film
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CAST: Kenneth Branagh, ZoŽ Wanamaker, Freddie Highmore, Eddie Izzard, Jonathan Bailey, Jessica Claridge, Poppy Rogers, Tara Fitzgerald, Alex Jennings, John Sessions, Norman Wisdom, Duncan Preston
DIRECTED BY: John Stephenson
SUMMARY: While their father is fighting on the front lines, five children find themselves bunking at their uncle's estate, where they befriend a fairy called It (voiced by the hilarious Eddie Izzard), who helps them uncover the mysteries of the large mansion in which they now live. This high-spirited tale finds It bringing joy, laughter and luck to the kids' lives, as the grown-ups contend with the painfully adult challenges of living in a time of war.
MY THOUGHTS: "This is a movie for the kids. My niece's and nephew liked it a lot, I on the other hand thought it was a bit boring. But it had it's moments of humor. Had a some what sad story, and had a good lesson about not being selfish. But still much more a film for the kids. Good cast, and a good young cast as well."
It is a really cute little movie. At first I thought I would hate it because of the look of the sences and stuff, looked really low budget film. And most low budget films I have seen, have been really cheesy. But this one wasn't. I enjoyed it. At first, it reminded me of Aliens in the Attic, but its different.
Another good movie with Freddie Highmore in it. You might remember him from playing Peter in Finding Never land or even out of Chronicles of Spider Wicked. This was a good family movie. I enjoyed it. Have to say I might watch this one again.
5 Children and It Quotes
|Psammead:||Magic fades, and then you forget.|
|Psammead:||I will grant you your wishes, but I have a list of demands. My needs are minimal, but what I need is a stateroom with a sunken bath with a tap that goes backwards and forwards. And a toothbrush made of gold, not the bristles, of course, but the bit you hold. Gold bristles would hurt my gums, you see. A palace with white sand spread on the floor, from the Bahamas, I think, and a shower cap. And a yak.|
|Uncle Albert:||I'm writing a book--Difficult Sums for Children.|
|Uncle Albert:||Smell that. That's Thursday.|
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